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Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles Library Binding – March, 1983

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ISBN-13: 978-0613101110 ISBN-10: 0613101111

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Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was an Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, and collector of folklore. He was a three-time Newbery Honor award winner.

Rick Riordan is the author of the enormously popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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  • Library Binding
  • Publisher: Topeka Bindery (March 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613101111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613101110
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. D. Allison (dallison@biochem.med.ufl.edu) on May 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
This volume by the transplanted Irish poet Padraic Colum is a well-known introduction to Greek mythology for children. It was a runner-up to the first (1922) Newbery Medal for best contribution to American children's literature. In the framework of telling the story of Jason and the Argonauts, other noted stories are told (e.g., Theseus and the Minotaur, the labors of Hercules, etc.). In this edition, the artwork is in the style of the 1920s. You can even imagine "flappers" dancing. Children enjoy this introduction and search for more.
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful By "6thgradeteacher" on February 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
I've taught 6th grade for more than a decade so I'm quite familiar with the Greek heroes. That's why I was so disappointed to discover that this is one of the most boring versions of the Greek myths I've ever read. Perhaps in 1922, when it was new, it excited children to research further, but modern kids find the language stulted and the action almost non-existent. Far better versions of these stories exist. Unfortunately for me, taken in by good reviews, I bought twenty copies for classroom use before discovering how deadly dull it was. If you have a kid whose read everything else, s/he might be interested, otherwise just forget it.
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A Kid's Review on December 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
THE GOLDEN FLEECE
The setting of the story is in many places such as Mount Pelion, iolcus, and limos. The characters in the story are Jason, king aeson, Hercules, thesues, the Argonauts, Orpheus, and of course the Greek gods.the conflict in the story is that Jason has to find the golden fleece so his dad can become king again. The plot in the story is that Jason's dad blows a horn so chirion could take care of him and Jason's uncle is king and he has to find the golden fleece and Jason finds the fleece.The point of view is a first person point of view.The theme theme of the story is that Jason needs to find the golden fleece.
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A Kid's Review on May 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
The Golden Fleece has many parts that are interesting in it. It is very adventurous, it keeps you wanting to read more. One part in the Golden Fleece is when Orpheaus is telling the story of Medusa. Then Perseus went and chopped of the Gorgon's head off by using a shield that he had found and a sword given to him by the gods he then goes and goes shows this to the king that wouldn't allow him to enter his kingdom and rescue his mother from the king that wants to marry her. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in mythology.
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Format: Hardcover
This classic title appears in the Looking Glass Library, presenting a fine hardcover reprint in an edition perfect for library lending. Padraic Colum's THE GOLDEN FLEECE AND THE HEROES WHO LIVED BEFORE ACHILLES receives a fine introduction by Rick Riordan in a survey bringing young adults to ancient Greece, where Jason must prove his worth by embarking on a journey for a legendary fleece.
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