Atticus the Storyteller

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Orion Children's
ISBN: 1842552791
Release Date: 2003-08-21
Genre: Fiction

Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part in the great Storytelling Festival near Troy. He leaves his family in Crete and sets off on a year-long journey round Greece with his donkey, Melissa; and wherever he goes he tells his favourite myths to anyone who'll listen. The 100 myths include all the favourites, such as the wanderings of Odysseus, the labours of Heracles, the stories of King Midas, Daedalus and Icarus, and Theseus and the Minotaur. Atticus's journey takes the reader to all the sites of the myths and gives a captivating glimpse of how life was lived in Ancient Greece. This is an unparalleled introduction to the Greek myths for younger children, excitingly told, wonderful to read aloud, and illustrated on every opening with lively, engaging, colourful pictures full of authentic detail. In Orion's tradition of extra-large great-value story books, this is an outstandingly good resource for every family.

Storytelling School The Handbook for Teachers

Author: Chris Smith
Publisher: Hawthorn Press
ISBN: 9781907359514
Release Date: 2014-08-11
Genre: Education

The Handbook for primary teachers introduces the concept of the Storytelling School and how it works.

The Beasts in the Jar

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1409123227
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Children's stories

Long ago, in ancient Greece, the gods and goddesses gave the gift of storytelling to men and women, and ordered that there should be a great storytelling festival, once every seven years, near Troy, which draws entrants from far and near. Atticus the Storyteller is determined to take part but finds himself diverted on his route by happenings large and small. Always, his diversions lead to wonderful stories - and here they are ...

The Dragon s Teeth

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 144400073X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Retells selected ancient Greek myths in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller.

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children s Literature

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004298606
Release Date: 2015-09-14
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature: Heroes and Eagles investigates the varying receptions of Ancient Greece and Rome in children’s literature, covering the genres of historical fiction, fantasy, mystery stories and classical mythology, and considering the ideological manipulations in these works.

The Fire Breather

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 1444000705
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Retells the ancient Greek myths of Heracles, the Furies, Geryon, and Hera in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller.

The Story Cure

Author: Susan Elderkin
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782115281
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.

The Wooden Horse

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 1842551469
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Children's stories, English

The one-eyed giant, and The enchantress and the pigs are among the fifty Greek myths in this book. 7-9 yrs.

The Harp of Death

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Company
ISBN: 1444000721
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Retells selected ancient Greek myths in the voice of a wandering ancient storyteller.

Classical Reception and Children s Literature

Author: Owen Hodkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781786733290
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

Reception studies have transformed the classics. Many more literary and cultural texts are now regarded as 'valid' for classical study. And within this process of widening, children's literature has in its turn emerged as being increasingly important. Books written for children now comprise one of the largest and most prominent bodies of texts to engage with the classical world, with an audience that constantly changes as it grows up. This innovative volume wrestles with that very characteristic of change which is so fundamental to children's literature, showing how significant the classics, as well as classically-inspired fiction and verse, have been in tackling the adolescent challenges posed by metamorphosis. Chapters address such themes as the use made by C S Lewis, in The Horse and his Boy, of Apuleius' The Golden Ass; how Ovidian myth frames the Narnia stories; classical 'nonsense' in Edward Lear; Pan as a powerful symbol of change in children's literature, for instance in The Wind in the Willows; the transformative power of the Orpheus myth; and how works for children have handled the teaching of the classics.

Rewriting the Ancient World

Author: Lisa Maurice
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004346383
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world.


Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781408334188
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Continuing the story of Cleopatra before she became the legendary figure we think we know, this fast-paced adventure story is perfect for teen girls. Will Cleo - marked and chosen at birth by the goddess Isis - prevail against the evil forces who would gain power? Meticulously researched, Lucy Coats's CLEO books vividly evoke the drama and intrigue of Ancient Egypt.

Ash Boy

Author: Lucy Coats
ISBN: 1781127182
Release Date: 2017-07

Beast Keeper

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 9781848124660
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Religion

A boy is reunited with his long-lost father, the Greek god Pan, only to find himself taken to the kingdom of the gods. What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal . . . because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek god Pan! When he arrives, Demon is in for a shock. The stables are full of mythical beasts like the flatulent Cattle of the Sun and a very grumpy Griffin. All Demon's animal husbandry skills, polished on his mother's farm on Earth, are going to be put to a rather exacting test as he tries to sort out the chaos and deal with the upset and concern of the gods. Can the stableboy help the Nemean lion that Heracles has hurt, and avoid incurring Hera's wrath if he can't heal her pet Hydra . . . The first in a delightful action-packed four-book series, acclaimed writer Lucy Coats uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and mythical beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.