Murder at Mykenai

A voice slid like a knife into his ear. “You vermin,” it said. “In moment you’ll be nothing, no more than lump of dead meat. That will silence our little secret, won’t it?” Friendship vs. treachery in Ancient Greece, decade before the Trojan War. Menelaus, teenage son assassinated High King Atreus, is skidding ever deeper danger. Odysseus, best friend, tries to help but Odysseus’s great ideas have tendency backfire … Who should you trust when there murder at Mycenae? New Zealand author Catherine Mayo’s exciting debut book takes fresh approach Greek myths and legends, portraying heroes War their adolescent years. Young adult fiction readers lovers Classics engrossed by this epic action-adventure Bronze Age novel, with its backdrop political scheming mystery.

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

Just as authors create books, books — and these essays by thirty-one writers for young people offer a fascinating glimpse at the that inspired them most. What if you could look inside your favorite authors’ heads see book led to become who they are today? was made fall in love, or understand something first time? feel challenged ways never knew be, emotionally, intellectually, politically? readers, writers, laugh, think, cry? Join top children’s adult explore stories, experiences changed readers good. Some of contributors include: Ambelin Kwaymullina Mal Peet Shaun Tan Markus Zusak Randa Abdel-Fattah Alison Croggon Ursula Dubosarsky Simon French Jaclyn Moriarty