Have you ever wondered why storytellers the world over weave new tales about Zeus and Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Andromeda and Perseus -- and the fearsome Medusa? What's so special that's made them famous for thousands and thousands of years? Lucy Coats' sparkling prose and Anthony Lewis's exciting and haunting pictures capture the daring and danger of past times as they explain how our own understanding of what people think and do has been influenced by adventures of long ago.
Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written several picture book texts. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths and has also published a children's novel. Her 12-book series, Greek Beasts and Heroes is being published by Orion throughout 2010. Lucy's website is www.lucycoats.com. Anthony Lewis is a highly-acclaimed illustrator, whose most recent collaboration with Lucy Coats is COLL THE STORYTELLER'S TALES OF ENCHANTMENT.