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Perseus [PDF / Epub] ☉ Perseus By Geraldine McCaughrean – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This adventurous, dramatic, and at times funny retelling of the Perseus myth retains the spirit and structure of the original while offering a coming of age story sure to appeal to modern readersReade This adventurous, dramatic, and at times funny retelling of the Perseus myth retains the spirit and structure of the original while offering a coming of age story sure to appeal to modern readersReaders will follow Perseus on his quest to kill the hideous, snake haired Medusa in an effort to save his mother from marriage to a less than noble king A power struggle among the gods both hinders and helps him along the way, and Perseus even manages to find true love when he rescues the breathtakingly beautiful Princess Andromeda from the horrors of a bloodthirsty sea monsterRSEUS is the second of the four books in the HEROES series, which debuted in the Fall ofwith the release of ODYSSEUS.


About the Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean was born in and brought up in North London She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for years before becoming a full time writer in She has written over books, short plays for schools, and a radio playHer adult novels include Fires Astonishment and The Ideal Wife , but she is best known for her children s books She writes for children of all ages, from first readers, picture books, and younger children s books, to children s novels, which include A Little Lower than the Angels , Gold Dust and Not the End of the World , each of which have won the Whitbread Children s Book Award, making her the only writer to have won this award three timesGeraldine McCaughrean has also written several collections of stories, including bible stories and fairy tales She specialises in the retelling of classic tales such as The Canterbury Tales , The Odyssey , Moby Dick and El Cid and of myths and legends from around the world These books include The Orchard Book of Greek Myths and The Orchard Book of Roman Myths Geraldine McCaughrean lives in Berkshire Her book, Not the End of the World, is currently being adapted for the stage White Darkness , was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children s Book Award In , she was chosen to write the official sequel to J M Barrie s Peter Pan Peter Pan in Scarlet was published in .



10 thoughts on “Perseus

  1. Nancy Nancy says:

    Giuliana OK, so maybe I m biased against Greek mythology cause it s like high pitched voice I m not a hero it was just my fate, waah or The gods hate me I don t think I like Greek fiction written in this way I do like informative, non fiction books about Greek life, just this, blah view spoiler Oh, and besides, he acccidentally kills his grandfather view spoiler Yeah hide spoiler hide spoiler Giuliana OK, so maybe I m biased against Greek mythology cause it s like high pitched voice I m not a hero it was just my fate, waah or The gods hate me I don t think I like Greek fiction written in this way I do like informative, non fiction books about Greek life, just this, blah view spoiler Oh, and besides, he acccidentally kills his grandfather view spoiler Yeah hide spoiler hide spoiler


  2. Lisa Lisa says:

    Great reading of this familiar myth Two of my children know this story well, but the were even mesmerized by this audiobook telling And the author, Ms McCaughrean, does a fantastic job sanitizing this book just enough to make it acceptable for younger readers but not so much as to rob it of its salient plot points As far as age and interest level, Kindergarten to Adult I enjoyed it as much as my 5, 8, and 10 year old children Great listen


  3. amy amy says:

    I had forgotten or not known some of the details of the actual story after watching Ray Harryhausen s version so many times This was an engaging text for an adult, with positively challenging vocabulary for its intended young adult audience A very enjoyable night s reading.


  4. Carrie Marston-Jennings Carrie Marston-Jennings says:

    Written for school aged readers


  5. Adin Milostnik Adin Milostnik says:

    I couldnt stop reading this when I was 14 I remember it being a great page turner.


  6. Ms. P Ms. P says:

    Book Club book for the Heroes and Sheroes unit.


  7. Heather C Heather C says:

    First I should point out that this is not a novelization of the classic myth of Perseus but rather a retelling We do not really get into the thoughts of anyone but instead follow the story of Perseus as he slays Medusa, takes down Atlas, fights various kings, saves a princess, and kills a sea monster not necessarily in that order This book really helped to flesh out my knowledge of Perseus all I knew came from a video game that I had played where he was one of the heroes you requested to s First I should point out that this is not a novelization of the classic myth of Perseus but rather a retelling We do not really get into the thoughts of anyone but instead follow the story of Perseus as he slays Medusa, takes down Atlas, fights various kings, saves a princess, and kills a sea monster not necessarily in that order This book really helped to flesh out my knowledge of Perseus all I knew came from a video game that I had played where he was one of the heroes you requested to slay Medusa As this is a retelling of a myth, I m not going to critique the character or plot development At 160 pages the paperback version I think that this is a pretty sufficient retelling you don t feel like you are losing out on anything.There is one thing that irritated me throughout the story all of the pantheon of gods were referred to by their Greek names like Zeus, Hera, and Artemis with the exception of one Hades was constantly referred to as Pluto, his Roman equivalent This broke the continuity for me and was frustrating I think to stick with the Greek names would have made the most sense as the story is taking place in Greece While McCaughrean s books are intended for a YA audience,suggests 4th 8th grade, this was still the enjoyable read for an adult It didn t feel like the story had been watered down for youths.I certainly am interested in checking out the other Heroes that she has written about This was one of the best audiobook productions I have listened to in awhile As the name of the publisher suggests, this is a full cast production You have a different actor for each character even the minor ones This really helps to flesh out the characters evenand gives a good feel for their personalities especially the gods The storytelling was well paced and dramatic There were tiny musical interludes between chapters it reminded me of harp and drum music This just helped to break up the chapters and didn t take away from the story they were approximately 5 10 second clips I would certainly listen to one of their productions again.This book was received for review from the publisher I was not compensated for my opinions and the above is my honest review


  8. Smilingplatypus Smilingplatypus says:

    Perseus has always been my favourite Greek hero This is a fairly simple retelling of the Perseus myth, but it is well told and has some very vivid descriptions I will admit, thought, that I was annoyed when Hades was consistently referred to as Pluto, despite the fact that everyone else was known by their Greek names except Hercules Heracles, in passing But that s a quibble, and the book is still worth reading for kids or teens with an interest in mythology.


  9. C.S. Malerich C.S. Malerich says:

    McCaughrean s prose is quite lovely, and the tone has a light, tongue in cheek sense that s appealing never laugh out loud funny In particular, this is the first time an author has gotten me to physically imagine what it would feel like to fly wearing Hermes winged sandals But all in all, this retelling of the myth is pretty straightforward and the coda, about smashing prophecy and allowing humans to make their own fate, was kind of too little too late to give it some gravitas.


  10. Michelle Michelle says:

    I read this because I was hoping that it would be appropriate for me to read to my students during our study of Ancient Greece I found it interesting, so I started reading it aloud to my class and so far they are very engaged Though I will have to skip over the rude yet appropriate name that Hera calls Perseus.


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