Myths and Legends

Anthony Horowitz

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Tragedies and triumphs are memorable themes in this collection of thirty-five myths and legends from the ancient world. Including the lesser-known tales of Polynesia and the Americas alongside the greatest stories in Greek mythology, young readers will explore the folklore of past civilizations.

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Chapter One
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ISIS AND OSIRIS
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The fourth great pharaoh of Egypt was named Osiris. He was a god, the great-
grandson of Re, who, according to the Egyptians, created the world. Tall,
dark-skinned, and remarkably handsome, he was one of the very best of the
gods. He was even known as Onnophris, which means "the Good One," for
he never got drunk, he never chased women, and he was a sworn enemy of
violence.
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Osiris took as his wife the goddess Isis, who also happened to be his sister.
You might think this was not a particularly good thing

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Children's Literature
The book is an easy read because the stories are only a few pages long; therefore, readers can put the book down and pick it up without losing the sense of the plot. I highly recommend this book for readers who are on the go but have a little time for a good story.
 
Children's Literature
Clear and excellent rendition of Isis and Osiris, of Narcissus and Echo, and of Achilles' and his vulnerable heel.
 
School Library Journal
The overall result is a book that is a delight to read. Ideal for use in the classroom, it will also appeal to lovers of mythology.



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Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is an award-winning, best-selling author, well known for his popular movie, theater, and television scripts. He has written more than 20 children books, including the best-selling Alex Rider series.

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Myths and Legends
Anthony Horowitz

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
July 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753461464
ISBN10: 0753461463
Middle-Grade Fiction
10 9/10 x 8 7/10 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 9 and up
Grade Range: 4 and up
$6.99
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