Roman Myths (Volume One) (Hardcover)
A spellbinding, easy-to-read, and beautifully illustrated anthology of Roman myths. Enter the world of Ancient Rome through the magic of storytelling Follow Aeneas's journey from the fallen city of Troy to the new kingdom of Rome, see how Hercules defeated a fire-breathing cannibal, and find out about Romulus and Remus, the wolf twins who founded Rome. Eight extraordinary stories include how Vulcan the blacksmith trapped Juno, the mother who rejected him, in a cleverly constructed golden chair; how Vertumnus, the god of seasons, shape-shifted in order to woo the beautiful Pomona; and how Arethusa transformed into running water to escape the river god, Alphaeus. Filled with excitement and adventure, stunningly illustrated, and retold in simple language, these timeless legends will instill in children a love for reading, the power of the imagination, and a glorious past.
Fiona Macdonald studied History at the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. She has taught adult education, and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.