"'a splendid reminder of the wonder of the oldest of stories. This large, fat volume, beautifully illustrated by Anthony Lewis, should be in every home and classroom. ' The language is sure and lyrical and the tales read aloud well. A perfect gift." -- Wendy Cooling The Bookseller, 21 June 2002 "'a comprehensive selection retold by Lucy Coats'It adds up to quite a feat - both from Atticus and Lucy Coats, with the bonus of illustrations by Anthony Lewis." Children's Bookseller, 20 September 2002 'Storytelling is at its most compelling in'Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths'The text is beautifully illustrated in two distinct styles'The stories are short and perfect for reading aloud. This most valuable collection should find a place in every classroom.' -- Anne Faundez Junior Education, Book of the Month "A lovely book for children'great value and beautifully illustrated." Eastern Daily Press, 2 November 2002 "Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths is a real winner'it is vibrant, immediate and above, all fun! A really lovely book for all the family to share." -- Fiona Waters Books for Keeps "Concisely told in simple language, this is a good way for kids to discover [the Greek myths]." Sainsbury's Magazine "A brilliant, accessible introduction to the Greek myths." Good Book Guide, 1 December 2002 "This is an old-fashioned book in the best sense - beautifully designed and produced with a solidity that suggests it will not be jettisoned easily." -- Lindsey Fraser Sunday Herald, 1 December 2002 "'a handsome book...a lively retelling of all the best-known stories, lavishly illustrated'an ideal way to attract new readers to this fascinating world." The Spectator, 14-21 December 2002 "Among the many retellings of the Greek Myths, this new edition stands out for the accessibility and liveliness of Coats's storytelling and inviting design, with colour illustrations on every page. A good introduction to Ancient Greece." Financial Times, 1 December 2002 Greek myths never fail to please and Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths are worth every penny. Lucy Coats's versions are accessible to even very young children, and the thrilling cartoons by Anthony Lewis'are quirky, dramatic and just wonderful. -- Amanda Craig Independent on Sunday, 15 December 2002 "Lucy Coats has produced the perfect book to introduce children to the Classical world. The legends are told in straightforward language by Atticus the storyteller - a neat device that leads each story into the next." The Field, 1 January 2003 "This is a really lovely children's book and is a fantastic way to introduce them to Greek mythology'The book is both easy to read and features clear, bright illustrations." Evening News (Norwich), 22 August 2003 "This re-telling of Greek myths is very accessible for young readers'The writing is perfect for reading aloud" Scholastic Magazines Best Books 2003, October 2003
About the Author
Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written several picture book texts. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths and has also published a children's novel. Her 12-book series, Greek Beasts and Heroes is being published by Orion throughout 2010. Lucy's website is at www.lucycoats.com. You can also follow her on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/lucycoatsfacebook and Twitter http://www.twitter.com/lucycoats Anthony Lewis lives with his wife and two young daughters in Cheshire. Since he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1989 he has illustrated and contributed to more than 200 children's books at home and abroad.