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Padraic Colum is one of the most acclaimed storytellers of the 1900's. His
bigger-than-life stories spark children's imagination and carry them through
the world of myths and legends.
Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter by
Padraic Colum, illustrated by Patrick
Reinhart - A forgotten treasure is now back in print! Time period: The Middle
Filled with intrigue, mystery and adventure, it is the tale of Eean, the
fisherman's son, who overcomes the evil Zabulun with the aide of the kings
horses and Bird-of-Gold and Merlin the Magician. The story takes Eean to the
Tower of Babylon, Chiron the Centaur and Hermes Trismegistus.
Eean (the fisherman's son) and Bird-of-Gold (the bramble gatherer's daughter)
are in search of the truth. They experience the cause and effect of several
relationships along their journey in search of Merlin the Magician, the man who
holds the answers.
Padraic Colum is one of the most acclaimed storytellers of the
1900's. Author of, The King of Ireland's Son,
The Children of Odin and
The Children's Homer, his stories are bigger than life. They spark
children's imagination and carry them through the world of myths and legends.
Paper, 136 pages. 5.5"x8.5".
Children's Homer by
Padraic Colum. A classic retelling that combines the
stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one exciting, heroic tale that
introduces children to Greek mythology.
Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war
against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters,
facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the
beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cycl˘pes. Using
narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a
stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.
Paper, 256 pages. Ages 10-14.
The Children of Odin: The Book of
Northern Myths by
Padraic Colum, illustrations by Willy Pogany. A collection of Norse myths and legends, featuring gods such as Odin and
Thor, as retold by Padraic Colum.
Before time as we know it began, gods and goddesses
lived in the city of Asgard. Odin All Father crossed the
Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard. Thor
defended Asgard with his mighty hammer. Mischievous Loki
was constantly getting into trouble with the other gods,
and dragons and giants walked free. This collection of
Norse sagas retold by author Padraic Colum gives us a
sense of that magical time when the world was filled
with powers and wonders we can hardly imagine.
Paper, 288 pages. Ages 10-14.
The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by
Colum - Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings,
the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. Author Padraic Colum weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek
mythology to create this captivating epic about life, war, and astounding beings
who lived in a time long past.
Paper, 320 pages. Ages 10+.
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