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The timeless tale of Briar Rose comes to life in this fantastically illustrated edition of Sleeping Beauty. K.Y. Craft's exquisite paintings accompany Mahlon F. Craft's retelling of a young princess beloved by her parents who falls under the spell of a wicked fairy and is cursed to sleep for a hundred years until she is awakened by a prince's kiss.
From the publisher: "There once lived a very rich king called Midas / who believed that nothing was more precious than gold."
So begins this imaginative and breathtaking retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to reward Midas for a kindness, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse.
From the publisher: On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, god of the Underworld, and taken away to live underground and become his bride. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow -- a permanent winter. How will Persephone and her mother be reunited? Will spring ever come again? Young readers will be intrigued by the dramatic story as well as by its clever explanation for the changing seasons.
From the publisher: Condemned by a jealous king, Bellerophon must win the trust of the legendary winged horse Pegasus or face certain death. From the poignant meeting ... to the dramatic slaying of the fearsome fire-breathing Chimera, this is an unforgettable adventure that will stir the imagination of young and old alike. Featuring glorious paintings that readers will want to savor again and again, here is a magnificent edition of a timeless Greek classic.
The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War tells the classic story of the Trojan War. The book describes the ancient city of Troy with its massive stone wall so thick that no invading army could possibly break through. Tensions have been rising between the Greeks and the Trojans, but when the Trojans capture Helen, the beautiful wife of King Menelaus of Greece, the two great kingdoms go to war. After ten long years of fighting, the Greek soldier, Odysseus, finally comes up with a plan to sneak inside Troy. The Greeks build a giant wooden horse, hide in it, and attack the city when the Trojans bring the horse within their walls. This retelling of the famous trick that won the Trojan war will help children come to know and understand the classical story made famous by Homer's Iliad.
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