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Greek Myths


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Jane Ray graduated from Middlesex University in 3D Design. She began her career designing greetings cards, book jackets and posters. Gradually, however, she moved towards children's book illustration, especially fairy tales, mythology and folktales. Jane's first picture book for Frances Lincoln was Jinnie Ghost with Berlie Doherty, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Her other acclaimed picture books include The King of Capri with Jeanette Winterson, Romeo and Juliet with Michael Rosen, and The Dolls' House Fairy and Snow White, which she both wrote and illustrated. She lives with her family in North London. Sally Pomme Clayton is an acclaimed storyteller. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She tours throughout Britain, often performing at the British Museum, the Barbican, and the National Gallery. She was Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Westminster and City and Guilds of London Art School. She currently teaches at Rose Bruford College. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was Tales Told in Tents , followed by Amazons!, Persephone and Rama and Sita: Path of Flames . Visit Sally's website at


'It is not often that books on Greek mythology for children manage to present full and accurate accounts of the stories in a lively and accessible style. This book certainly succeeds on that count, as it does on many others... The narrative in all ten stories is pacy and lively dialogue helps maintain this... The illustrations are vibrant, certainly capturing the colours and sunshine of the Aegean.' English 4-11 'The reader's pleasure is greatly enhanced by Jane Ray's subtly stylized illustrations which complement the stories perfectly. I have been lucky enough to hear the author re-telling Greek legends in one of her storytelling performances before a spellbound audience. She uses the same storytelling technique in this book; the stories are plainly meant to be read out loud. I'm sure that children of 6 and up will be as enchanted as I was.' Historical Novel Society 'A good introduction for a child who hasn't met these stories before.' The Book Maven 'Perfect stories for reading aloud.' Armadillo especially good for reading aloud...beautiful, glowing illustrations Parents in Touch 'luminously lovely' The Times

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