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Myths and Legends

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
ISIS AND OSIRIS
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...

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“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.” —Children's Literature

“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.” —School Library Journal

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Anthony Horowitz

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

Anthony Horowitz

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