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Atalanta: Book 4- Early Myths: Kids Books on Greek Myth (Volume 4) Paperback – Large Print, January 4, 2016
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"The characters are larger than life and Atalanta's strength and courage will motivate and inspire any young reader."
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From the Author
It was important to write a book in our series which contained a strong female character. Many of the heroes of Greek myth are male, but this story inspired us due to Atalanta's determination and conviction as well as being a woman.
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Author: Simon Spence
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 25
Writing Style: 9/10
Of the 25 readers:
25 would read another book by this author.
24 thought the cover was good or excellent.
12 liked the illustrations the best.
3 (all teachers) felt it was a good stepping stone to discuss ‘myths and legends.
25 thought the pacing was excellent.
25 thought the author understood what a child enjoys reading.
‘I loved the drawings. They were sooooo good.’ Girl, aged 6
‘Myths and legends are such an important part of the school syllabus, and books like this really help. Not only is it well illustrated, the language works perfectly for 8 yr olds, and the story is written with plenty of pace.’ Primary teacher, aged 41
‘Children can learn so much from mythology. It seems this author knows his stuff. I saw from his author page that he has a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. It shows in his writing and knowledge of the subject.’ Primary teacher, aged 65
‘I loved that the girl was so strong and brave. The cover is really good. It made me want to read it.’ Boy, aged 8
‘Read this with my 8 yr old twins. The girls loved it. They are looking at myths in school (yr 3) so it helped a lot with school work. I liked that it was lightly written and kept the girls engrossed. I will recommend it to the kids’ school to go in the library.’ Parent of twin girls
‘Brings the myth to life! A BRONZE MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Book Awards