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The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum

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Within The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles awaits Adventure. Mystery. Mythology. Monsters. A Hero. 

From master storyteller Padriac Colum comes a Newbery Honor-winning collection of epic myths that is unequaled in its introduction to the classic myths for children. Welcome to one of the best adventure books for kids

Enter a world where harpies live, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, a Minotaur lives in a maze and Prometheus steals fire.
Author Padraic Colum weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts for children with classic Greek mythology to create this captivating epic about life, war, and astounding beings who lived in a time long past.
Poetically written and wonderful for reading aloud, this collection of ancient stories will captivate modern readers.

These collections of ancient myths and legends by the late Newbery Honor winner, poet, and playwright are now available with beautiful new cover art.



 Newberry Honor Book


  • The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
  • Rewritten for children by Padraic Colum and illustrated by Willy Pogany.
  • Published by Aladdin Books.
  • Ages 10 to 14 years; grades 6 - 8
  • 0.72" H x 8.36" L x 5.46" W (0.64 lbs) 316 pages
  • Softcover
  • Mythology, Adventure, Culture, Drama