Legends: Beasts and Monsters

Legends

by Anthony Horowitz

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Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .

Including Gorgons, Banshees, Dragons, Sphinxes and more!

There was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords and furious battles. A time of legends, heroes, darkness and death . . .

The first in a series of masterful retellings of classic myths from the legendary Anthony Horowitz.

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The Riddle of the Sphinx
‘What creature has four legs in the morning,
two legs in the afternoon and three legs in
the evening?’
This was almost certainly the first riddle
ever invented. It was told by a ghastly creature
that had arrived one day outside the city
of Thebes in Ancient Greece. The creature
was called the Sphinx and it had the head of
a woman, the body of a lion, the wings of an
eagle and the tail of a snake. There was only
one road to Thebes and you could not get
into the city without passing the creature.

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Horn Book
Under Horowitz's hand, the tales from around the world have a casual tone, accessible language, dry humor, and just enough gore to keep reluctant readers going. Black-and-white illustrations add  some excitement and visual interest.
 
San Francisco Book Review
The Dragon and Saint George, The Sphinx's Riddle, The Legend of Medusa and The Heroism of Perseus…Horowitz gives each his own personal tweak and polish, retaining much of what made the originals so iconic while giving the stories a welcome update and dusting. It's obvious he's having a lot of fun with this collection . . . will serve as a gateway for younger readers to explore the vast amount of mythology stories on the shelves.

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by Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is a prolific writer for film, theatre and television, but he is best loved for his brilliant children's stories, which include the internationally best-selling series about teenage MI6 agent Alex Rider. He lives in London and has two teenage sons.   

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Legends: Beasts and Monsters
by Anthony Horowitz

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Kingfisher
May 2010
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780753419366
ISBN10: 075341936X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 118 pages, 120 black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7 Information for Librarians

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AR Quiz Number: 138562
AR Book Level: 5.3
AR Points: 2

$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
May 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753466315
ISBN10: 0753466317
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 128 pages, 120 black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$6.99
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