Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
From a riddling sphinx to a monkey who would be king, here are 35 timeless myths and legends from around the world. Packed with action and humour, Anthony Horowitz's refreshingly different retellings provide a perfect introduction to the heroes and monsters of mythology, reissued with a brand-new cover and redesigned insides. Stories include: "Isis and Osiris" (Egypt); "Pyramus and Thisbe" (Babylon); "The Judgement of Paris" (Greece); "The Spinning Contest" (Greece); "The Story of the Pan-Pipes" (Greece); "Glaucus and Scylla" (Greece); "The Achilles Heel" (Greece); "The Mares of Diomedes" (Greece); "Pandora's Box" (Greece); "The Gorgon's Head" (Greece); "Orpheus in the Underworld" (Greece); "The Riddle of the Sphinx" (Greece); "Procrustes and his Magic Bed" (Greece); "The Eye of the Cyclops" (Greece); "Narcissus" (Greece); "The Minotaur" (Greece); "The Hounds of Actaeon" (Greece); "Romulus and Remus" (Roman); "The Dragon and Saint George" (English); "The Grendel" (Anglo-Saxon); "The Ugly Wife" (Celtic); "Nidud the Cruel" (Norse); "The Death of Nornagest" (Norse).
Anthony Horowitz is an award-winning, bestselling author, well known for his popular film, theatre and television scripts. He has written over twenty children's books, including the best-selling Alex Rider series including Skeleton Key, Stormbreaker and Point Blanc (all Walker). Anthony Horowitz lives in north London with his wife and two sons.