Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq

Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq By Kathy Henderson Jane Ray, Lugalbanda The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq Found in Iraq and older than the Bible the Koran or the Torah this stirring epic the world s oldest written story now becomes available to a general readership for the very first time Lugalbanda wo
  • Title: Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq
  • Author: Kathy Henderson Jane Ray
  • ISBN: 9780763627829
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq By Kathy Henderson Jane Ray, Found in Iraq and older than the Bible, the Koran, or the Torah, this stirring epic the world s oldest written story now becomes available to a general readership for the very first time.Lugalbanda woke with a jolt He opened his eyes and what did he see but the terrible Anzu bird beating its wings in its nest high above Did he quake Did he quail No LugalbandFound in Iraq and older than the Bible, the Koran, or the Torah, this stirring epic the world s oldest written story now becomes available to a general readership for the very first time.Lugalbanda woke with a jolt He opened his eyes and what did he see but the terrible Anzu bird beating its wings in its nest high above Did he quake Did he quail No Lugalbanda the Brave sat and stared, and into his head came a brilliant idea Before the Bible and the Koran, before even the Greek and Roman myths, there came a story from the land we now call Iraq Speaking across five thousand years, in a voice so fresh and timeless it could have been written yesterday, this tale tells of an extraordinary journey, of a magical bird, of a battle that wouldn t end, and of wisdom gained It is the story of Lugalbanda, a boy in a time of war Etched on clay tablets in cuneiform, lost underground for thousands of years, and rediscovered just 150 years ago, this account of the epic adventures of a loyal, resourceful boy is renarrated in lyrical prose by Kathy Henderson and set against Jane Ray s glorious images glinting with gold.
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    1. Kathy Henderson Jane Ray

      Kathy Henderson is an artist, printmaker and illustrator, as well as an author She has written many books for children of all ages including In the Middle of the Night, The Year in the City, Fearless Fitzroy and The Little Boat, which won the Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize She has also illustrated a number of books herself including And the Good Brown Earth and The Storm which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and her collection of poems The Dragon with a Big Nose which was shortlisted for the CLPE Children s Poetry Award 2014.

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    1. The oldest written Sumerian story tells of the youth of Lugalbanda, father of the famous Gilgamesh Lugalbanda was the youngest son of Enmerkar, who drained the marshes to build the city of Uruk according to myth, at the direction of the goddess Inanna Wanting to make Inanna s city the most beautiful, Enmerkar decides to conquer the beautiful neighboring city of Aratta and pillage all its lovely art His sons all go with him, but during the difficult journey through the mountains, young Lugalbanda [...]


    2. An ancient story and still a good one, quite well told and BEAUTIFULLY illustrated I picked it up off the floor at work and immediately was enchanted by the cover Inside, the pictures were even better And the words did not disappoint The language is sometimes quite beautiful And near this tree on the rocks on the ground was the nest of the terrible Anzu bird That sentence is even better in situ at the end of its glorious paragraph.


    3. A bull eating bird with shark teeth, superpowers visited on a deserving, clever child, and the opportunity for our hero, Lugalbanda, to rescue two civilizations from the worst excesses of war, are all packed into the oldest story known to man Lugalbanda, is a five thousand year old Sumerian tale Translated in the seventies it sees print for the first time in this richly illustrated children s book, perfect for second through fourth graders Despite its antiquity there are welcome and familiar fol [...]


    4. I loved the way Kathy Henderson retold this tale I m sure the original cuneiform text is incomplete, and she must have had to add in explanations for ideas and objects unfamiliar to today s readers The text reads smoothly in prose, with portions of it written in its original poetic form There are some loose ends in the story, but, as the author explains at in a note at the end, this is because portions of the story have been lost or are yet to be discovered I especially liked Jane Ray s illustra [...]


    5. My seven year old son loved this story about Lugalbanda and his mystical travels in the mountains The prince, who accompanies his seven older brothers to war, becomes sick in the mountains He is left to recover with enough provisions to supply his needs for several weeks and his brothers promise to return for him after the battle Lugalbanda recovers some and after seeking the blessing of his gods and the powerful mystical bird of the moutains who blesses him with speed and strength, Lugalbanda r [...]


    6. This book is amazing Framed by history and explanations of the scholarly background of this old est tale, Kathy Henderson tells the story of the little prince in words that reflect the oral tradition of the tale This book is a masterpiece Illustrator Jane Ray carefully researched the historical period for her illustrations in this book Every watercolor ink and collage painting is a piece of art and further invites the reader into this outstanding story.I like how the text of each page ends with [...]


    7. The oldest written story in the world A simple beautiful one , it was really interesting and I loved the drawings so much


    8. I had actually read this book about 10 years ago, and I was delighted to rediscover it in my bookcase at home This amazing tale some 4500 years old is just as good as any modern fantasy novel, and all the intriguing, because it gives us rare insights into the people who told it and their worldview which was quite sophisticated, I might add The characters and plotline are taken from authentic Sumerian source material, adapted for a general audience, accompanied by wonderful illustrations, too Th [...]




    9. Said to be one of the oldest tales in the world Lugalbanda could be the father of Gilgamesh, thus making the story even older than that famous saga , Lugalbanda The Boy Who Got Caught up in a War tells the story of a young boy given special gifts, gifts that help his people in a time of crisis.The book states with straightforward prose about King Enmerkar s decision to raid, conquer and ruin a distant city merely out of a desire for its precious stones and metals There is no moralizing about the [...]


    10. An ancient Sumerian tale recorded in cuneiform over five thousand years ago The tale describes a boy who comes of age during a war using his wits and courage and who eventually becomes king.The fact that this tale is older than the Torah, Koran, and the Bible is especially intriguing It was written in cuneiform on clay tablets some five thousand years ago The fact that it also comes from Ancient Sumer, which we now call Iraq, makes it particularly relevant given the attention that Iraq has recei [...]


    11. While clearly aimed at a younger audience, I enjoyed its simple story and beautiful illustrations The story presented here is really from two ancient poems originally recorded in cuneiform on clay tablet I don t know of any other general audience versions available out there.Drawing upon available academic sources, the author attempts to convey the meaning in the language rather than a literal word for word translation Reading such an ancient story gave a greater depth to the experience I loved [...]


    12. It was interesting and illustrated very well, the translations used are at The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, which is credited in the book, but this is basically a recasting of the translations The notes in this also stress its age, though the text comes from various tablets of differing ages and eras, so it is not internally consistent All in all, the reselling is fairly smooth, and anything that would increase someone s interest in this kind of material is a good thing The art [...]


    13. This warmly worded and intricately illustrated epic enchants our daughters with its exotic beauty and its underlying themes of kindness and generosity, in spite of its war and gore and shark toothed, eagle taloned Anzu birds.Listen to our chat about this book on our JustOneMoreBook Children s Book Podcast justonebook 2007 0


    14. It was very good in the beginning But at the end you always know that you want it to carry on the stories I thought the baby bird was cute And I thought the mother and father looked really scary even when he said what he did was very good, they still looked a bit like they didn t like it And his brothers were very nice to him, so that s a good thing I like the pictures and the way they spoke.


    15. The story reads much like a Western fable, which helps to bridge the unfamiliarity of the names and ideas to modern audiences However, this doesn t overshadow the basic themes of the story, such as the virtues of bravery, loyalty, compassion and humility, the honor of keeping a promise and pointlessness of prolonged war This ancient story will resonate with today s reader, even though the themes are as old as the story itself.


    16. This is based on a story recorded in clay tablets about 5,000 years ago In Notes on the Story, the author gives further factual information of the story and admits that though she did stay true to the spirit of the story, she did make changes Vibrant watercolor illustrations make this short oversized chapter book palatable for younger audiences.Positively reviewed in Booklist and SLJ.


    17. Great retelling of one of the most ancient written stories in the world, wonderfully illustrated My kids enjoyed hearing me read it to them.



    18. One of the earliest known written tales, Lugalbanda is about a boy who, with courage and kindness befriends and tames the fearsome Anzu bird Middle Eastern setting.



    19. One of the oldest written stories was found in ancient Iraq the Sumerian city state of Uruk and translated from cuneiform into this children s picture book Beautiful illustrations.


    20. One of the earliest known written tales, Lugalbanda is about a boy who, with courage and kindness befriends and tames the fearsome Anzu bird Middle Eastern setting.


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