The Golden Fleece

And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles

Illustrated by Willy Pogany

About The Book

A Newbery Honor-winning collection of epic myths that “is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers” (Publishers Weekly).

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. Poetically written and wonderful for reading aloud, this collection of ancient stories will captivate modern readers.

About The Author

Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was a poet, a playwright, and a leader of the Irish Renaissance, but he is best known for his works for children, including The Children of Odin and The Golden Fleece (a Newbery Honor Book).

About The Illustrator

William Andrew (“Willy”) Pogany (August 1882–July 30, 1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator of children’s and other books.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 23, 2012)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442483231
  • Grades: 5 - 9
  • Ages: 10 - 14

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Raves and Reviews

Publishers Weekly Colum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.

Awards and Honors

  • ALA Newbery Honor Book

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