Up, down, and all around the world of Greek myths
“I'm going to count this fun-packed picaresque adventure novel as one of my own luckiest finds of 2014” – Professor Paul Cartledge
The mischievous, energetic and irrepressibly curious young god Hermes seems to be present at every important event in ancient Greek mythology – from Prometheus to Pegasus, via Medea and Medusa. In 100 snappy episodes, The Adventures of Hermes, God of Thieves: 100 Journeys through Greek Mythology follows his journey.
The book has been a huge success in France, and the writer Murielle Szac explains why:
“From the very beginning, the point of this book was to enable children to have access to Greek mythology… I decided to pick a single guiding character, someone who would be on the side of the children, who would lead them through the stories from beginning to end. Hermes seemed perfect in every way. He is the god of communication – between the gods, between gods and men – and he is also young, and knows as much as the reader does.”
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