Magical Myths And Legends

Author: Michael Morpurgo
ISBN: 9780192767356
Size: 18,88 MB
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From brave heroes and battling beasts to mighty gods and magic spells, these are timeless tales to treasure forever.An enchanting selection of classic myths and legends, chosen by the UK's best-loved storyteller.

The Puffin Book Of World Myhts And Legends

Author: Anita Nair
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 818475910X
Size: 19,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Timeless stories told anew Find out how the world was created, why the sun and the moon never meet each other though they live in the same sky, how clouds appeared to save mankind from the sun's scorching rays and why living creatures shed tears when they are in pain. Retold by bestselling author Anita Nair, these magical stories from all over the world come alive with a freshness and exuberance that is sure to delight and captivate readers of all ages.

Magical Tales

Author: Carolyne Larrington
Editor: Bodleian Library
ISBN: 9781851242641
Size: 19,65 MB
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A faun carrying an umbrella; a hobbit who lives in a hole; a mysterious name – Lyra; an ill-treated schoolboy with a scar and a secret. Children’s fantasy books often begin with resonant images. However, they also begin in an author’s reading practices. How do children’s authors incorporate myths and legends into their work? And how do myths and legends change as a result? In this richly illustrated collection of essays a team of academic experts trace the magical tales from Norse myth, Arthurian legend and medieval literature which have inspired the finest writers for children, including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Alan Garner. Drawing on collections of manuscripts and rare books in the Bodleian Library, additional chapters put the spotlight on spell books, grimoires and books that do magic, as well as exploring stunning examples of pop-up books, harlequinades and concertina panoramas from the Opie Collection of Children’s Literature.Other writers under discussion include children’s authors of the Victorian era, such as George MacDonald, Rudyard Kipling and E. Nesbit, and twentieth-century writers Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones and Philip Pullman. Through wide-ranging analysis these essays show how literature and tales from the Middle Ages and earlier still have been reinterpreted for each generation and continue to have a profound impact on writers of fantasy books for children today.

Children S Book Of Mythical Beasts And Magical Monsters

Author: DK
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405371544
Size: 13,16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discover the amazing adventures of heroes and monsters. The Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters is the latest in the series that includes the successful Children's Book of Art and Children's Book of Music. From early Aboriginal dreamtime to the legends of the Aztecs, this colourful and vibrant introduction to myths will help your child to discover storytelling from different cultures. All the classic myths are retold in the Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters. Eyecatching pages introduce your child to epic tales such as Theseus and the Minotaur and the rise and fall of Atlantis. It's a mythical and magical tour not to be missed.

Myths And Legends

Author: Belinda Gallagher
Editor: Classic Magic Books
ISBN: 9781684546275
Size: 14,79 MB
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From the myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece to the legend of the Knights of King Arthur, the stories in Myths and Legends abound with strange and wonderful happenings. Accompanied by stunning illustrations throughout, children of 6-11 years will be spellbound by the adventures of heroes, monsters, dragons and giants . . .

Scottish Fairytales

Editor: Armadillo
ISBN: 9781861478726
Size: 15,35 MB
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Traditional Scottish tales of magic and shape-shifting in a wonderful illustrated storybook.

Norse Mythology

Author: John Lindow
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199839698
Size: 15,36 MB
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Norse Mythology explores the magical myths and legends of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Viking-Age Greenland and outlines the way the prehistoric tales and beliefs from these regions that have remained embedded in the imagination of the world. The book begins with an Introduction that helps put Scandinavian mythology in place in history, followed by a chapter that explains the meaning of mythic time, and a third section that presents in-depth explanations of each mythological term. These fascinating entries identify particular deities and giants, as well as the places where they dwell and the varied and wily means by which they forge their existence and battle one another. We meet Thor, one of the most powerful gods, who specializes in killing giants using a hammer made for him by dwarfs, not to mention myriad trolls, ogres, humans and strange animals. We learn of the ongoing struggle between the gods, who create the cosmos, and the jötnar, or giants, who aim to destroy it. In the enchanted world where this mythology takes place, we encounter turbulent rivers, majestic mountains, dense forests, storms, fierce winters, eagles, ravens, salmon and snakes in a landscape closely resembling Scandinavia. Beings travel on ships and on horseback; they eat slaughtered meat and drink mead. Spanning from the inception of the universe and the birth of human beings to the universe's destruction and the mythic future, these sparkling tales of creation and destruction, death and rebirth, gods and heroes will entertain readers and offer insight into the relationship between Scandinavian myth, history, and culture.

The Magical Worlds Of Narnia

Author: David Colbert
ISBN: 9780141319940
Size: 17,90 MB
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The Magical Worlds of Narnia explores the medieval lore and ancient myths that inspired Lewis, tracing Narnia's origins to the Bible, the tales of King Arthur, and Lewis' personal history. The essential guide is a passport to one of the most unusual adventures of all time.

The Book Of The Magical Mythical Unicorn

Author: Vakasha Brenman
Editor: O Books
ISBN: 9781789042535
Size: 14,43 MB
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How the mysterious unicorn has influenced humanity across diverse cultures, faiths, and time periods, from its pre-Edenic origins to its role in the cosmic transformations of the present day.

Understanding Myths And Legends

Author: Karen Moncrieffe
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 0857471694
Size: 16,17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understanding Myths and Legends contains 27 stories from different countries around the World, ranging from Perseus and Medusa from Ancient Greece to an Indian legend on how the Peacock got his glorious feathers. These exciting stories are full of fearsome monsters, brave heroes and magical happenings, and will appeal to both girls and boys. Understanding Myths and Legends is a flexible resource that can be used to support topic work in history and RE or used as part of a unit of work in literacy. The stories and activities are ideal for use in guided reading sessions. To enable teachers to make the most of each story, they are accompanied by: background information to enable teachers to place the story confidently in context; differentiated reading tasks, using a variety of question styles, to help improve children's reading and comprehension skills; speaking and listening activities to deepen children's insight into the stories and encourage engagement; cross-curricular follow-up ideas, enabling you to extend the story further. Myths and legends are not only excellent stories. They also help children to gain a true understanding of life in ancient times and improve their understanding of other people, cultures and places, making them an essential part of the primary curriculum.