Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends By Anthony Horowitz, Myths and Legends From the back of the book Legendary A riddling sphinx a dragon that oversleeps a head of snakes and a monkey who would be king timeless tales of heroes and heroines villains and curses from all ar
  • Title: Myths and Legends
  • Author: Anthony Horowitz
  • ISBN: 9780753461464
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Myths and Legends By Anthony Horowitz, From the back of the book Legendary A riddling sphinx, a dragon that oversleeps, a head of snakes and a monkey who would be king timeless tales of heroes and heroines, villains and curses, from all around the world Stories include The Achilles Heel, The Dragon and St George, Narcissus, Pandora s Box, The Riddle of the Sphinx, and the Minotaur.
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    1. Anthony Horowitz

      Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A Cooper as The most original and best spy kids authors of the century New York Times Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle s War, and recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children s Hospices in 2009 On 19 January 2011, the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle announced that Horowitz was to be the writer of a new Sherlock Holmes novel, the first such effort to receive an official endorsement from them and to be entitled the House of Silkcmillan author anthon

    270 thoughts on “Myths and Legends”

    1. Ancient myths and legends, mostly Greek, are retold with wit and humanity These interesting interpretations of ancient tales contain some laugh out loud moments I thoroughly enjoyed reading them.


    2. I only got through the first three stories on this book before I had to give it up I love a lot of the ideas behind mythology, but I feel that far too often the writing is too dull to hold my attention it s often written like a textbook or the Bible As much as I like the legends and premises behind the stories, I just have a hard time actually sitting down and reading through them.I thought this book would be my cure I d heard that Horowitz had retold these myths with wit and whatnot, but I m no [...]


    3. My parents got me this book when I was a kid for my birthday I basically thought it was the coolest thing ever for a while But throughout the end of elementary on up through high school, I don t know that I touched it again But then, a couple of semesters ago, we discussed Narcissus in a class and were assigned to go look up the story I was going to just google it, but randomly thought of this book and went to it instead I rediscovered why I loved this book when I was little.The stories are shor [...]


    4. Anthony Horowitz is best known for the Alex Rider series, which has been popular in our library with upper elementary and middle school readers, especially boys In Myths and Legends, he offers up several short stories, including classics such as Pandora s Box Most of the myths were Greek All the stories were interesting, simple, and easily understandable I would highly recommend this, especially because of the increased interest in mythology due to the Percy Jackson craze It s a nice introductio [...]


    5. Fijn boekje met effici nte en creatieve navertellingen van heel bekende en totaal onbekende mythen Die eerste groep levert betere verhalen en een betere navertelling op dan de tweede De niet westerse verhalen zijn vreemder, hebben minder symmetrie en lijn en bevatten minder logische beelden en gebeurtenissen dan de westerse De taal is oubollig, zelfs voor 1985, maar het is niet moeilijk om daar doorheen te lezen Maar een Beowulf in acht pagina s, waarin het hele verhaal prima overeind blijft en [...]


    6. This is a reasonably good, very accessible retelling of myths from all over the world It could do, though, with less contemporary slang and a little fresher language Also, I found it baffling that about two thirds of the book were from Greek mythology this felt unbalanced I couldn t also see any logic in the particular choices of myths for inclusion, they felt random I most enjoyed discovering stories from countries whose mythologies weren t that familiar to me, such as West Africa and Japan I j [...]



    7. Title Myths and LegendsAuthor Anthony HorowitzIllustrator Francis MosleyGenre MythTheme s Mythological Heroes, MulticulturalismOpening Line Sentence The fourth great pharaoh of Egypt was named Osiris He was a god, the great grandson of Ra, who, according to the Egyptians, created the world.Brief Book Summary This book goes through 35 ancient myths that span across the whole world in regards to cultures, from Japanese to English to Native American Each myth is no than 10 pages long and there is [...]



    8. I am really fond of myths and legends since they are a mixture of fantasy and a somewhat view of the truth When I saw the book Myths and Legends I was immediately captivated, and after realising the author was Anthony Horowitz, an author I ve admired when several years back, I knew I had to read this book Myths and Legends is a book of short stories It is packed with myths from all round the world, mostly greek myths One of the stories I really enjoyed was The Seven Pomegranate Seeds I already k [...]


    9. Anthony Horowitz Myths and Legends Kingfisher Books, New York 1985 A hero story probably intended for a middle school through high school audience, The Gorgon s Head is a Greek myth taken from this compilation of myths and legends from around the world The Gorgon s Head is a hero story about Perseus, who is tasked with getting the head of a Gorgon for his king, Polydectes The king, who is really after Perseus mother, wants to get rid of Perseus and tricks him into going to slay a Gorgon The only [...]


    10. Tragedies and triumphs are memorable themes in this collection of thirty five myths and legends from the ancient world Including the greatest stories in Greek mythology Some of the most famous characters and mythical monsters are in this collection There were some heroic characters set on missions to do what was right to save there town These were people such as Osiris, Perseus, Hercules, Odysseus, and King Arthur These fine people were the protectors of all that was human, meaning the mythical [...]


    11. OK, before I start my review I just want to clear one thing up On the back of the book at least of the edition I ve got it says THE GREATEST MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT TIMES RETOLD BY TODAY S MOST EXCITING STORYTELLER If you re looking for an exciting story book, don t listen to this I didn t find it exciting the closest thing to exciting was a tiny part in the story of The Hounds of Actaeon, where view spoiler he s being chased by the hounds hide spoiler Yeah, so, this book not exciting and a [...]


    12. It was OK.Sometimes Horowitz s puns and little asides were distracting He d introduce anachronisms Charon wears spectacles that were distracting and annoying But perhaps these things would be a draw for a middle school reader which is what I like about this book It is a solid collection of myths and legends from around the world told in a way that is comprehensible to younger readers It seems to me that the go to source for Greek mythology is and maybe always will be since I read it in HS and my [...]


    13. I guess I was a bit too old for this book when I started reading it, and some parts were a bit childish for example explaining how brothers and sisters used to marry I m an avid reader of all sorts of mythologies and legends so I was familiar with these ones, but still it s a nice introduction to the magnificent world of legends as it leaves a lot of space for exploration Everything is explained nicely and like fairy tales I ve read only encyclopedic myths so far and this was refreshing One thi [...]


    14. CIP 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.This book is about Greek myths and legends I have always found the Greek culture very interesting, and I remember studying it when I was a student It has been a while, so this book served as a review r [...]


    15. This book is about all the Greek myths and legends and even Egyptian and roman legends are thrown into this book This book contains all the legendary Greek hero stories and god stories The story theme is a number of different kinds Some of the stories relate to a lot of things going on the world today This book has relations to middlesex because they have to do with mythology I really enjoyed this book with the variety of different stories thrown in ranging from egyptian to greek So if you have [...]


    16. Read this in my final year of primary school as it was pretty much the only book on the school bookshelf i hadn t read at the time As a retelling of well known myths and legends, it does skimp on a lot of the detail to make it accessible to the younger reader but it is still a superb retelling of these stories that is certainly one of the prevailing reasons for my interest in Greek mythology today.


    17. I enjoy Horowitz writing style and have enjoyed both his Alex Rider novels and the Power of Five set This was a collection of short stories based on myths and legends from various cultures mainly Greek It was okay but for me got a bit tedious after awhile but I tend to tea for fun rather than education.


    18. The writing isn t great, but Horowitz does a good job of making the classic myths approachable He includes enough humor to capture the intended audience Although less intellectual and informative, Myths and Legends is a approachable book for exposure to traditional mythology than Edith Hamilton s Mythology.


    19. Some of these myths were easier to read than others Others were like trudging through a quagmire, which is sad because they re quite short but they didn t seem to be written in a style that would appeal to a YA reader Others were much lighter, flowed better and I zapped through, these tended to be the ones that had been rewritten .


    20. Reading this since I have to teach it this year I don t mind Mythology rules But you know.Liked It has myths from several different cultures Meh It has millions of Greek myths to choose from, and THOSE are the ones they picked Disliked It was almost TOO juvenile I can t believe I have to do this with high school freshmen.


    21. Lively retellings of old stories from around the world but mostly from ancient Greece Horowitz doesn t flesh out the stories a great deal, but he does add witty lines, such as Thor and Loki stood sheepishly while the goddess of love glared at them with remarkably little love in her eyes Hypaepae didn t have a village green It had a village moldy brown.


    22. There are so many references in literature to characters in mythology, so I thought this would be a good refresher It was fun to notice that the three headed dog in Harry Potter 1 bears a strong resemblance to the three headed dog that guards the underworld Also noticed that Shakespeare might have got the idea for Romeo and Juliet from Pyramus and Thisbe.


    23. To start with, I didn t enjoy this book much But then I did My favourite story by far was Narcissus I was thinking about not finishing this, but I m glad I did, as my second favourite story was in the second half


    24. This is a brilliant collection of myths and legends from a variety of cultures Included are myths and legends from the Greeks, Norse, Celtic, Anglo Saxon, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Horowitz writes in a clear and entertaining style A great read aloud book.


    25. It s the book that I never move from my bedroom My boyfriend bought it to read us stories before we fall asleep We really enjoy that, and because this is simplified version, I often have vivid and great dreams Excellent and educational.


    26. A great collection of Myths and legends, wonderfully retold and read Although i would of liked to see some Celtic myths included, there are quite a few of which I have never heard before and were very intresting to hear of other less well known myths from around the world.


    27. Tales from all over the world, some you thought you knew told in a new way, modernised in a way that seems contemporary but yet traditional in a strange way, others new to you in both senses Many of the tales were as unusual as the sentence above


    28. if you re interested in myths and legends, you should read it a very good writer and a subject you like combined in one


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