We are very excited to publish Telling Tales in Greek by Lorna Robinson next month. A sequel to the acclaimed textbooks from the Iris Project Telling Tales in Latin and Distant Lands, Telling Tales in Greek is narrated by the chatty and wily Greek hero Odysseus, who introduces readers to some of the best-loved stories from Greek mythology.
‘I loved Greek myths and stories from a very young age, thanks largely to the Usborne Greek Myths and Legends, which my parents bought for me and my brother. I remember that it contained the most striking images and tales of strange creatures and vengeful gods. There was something unearthly and powerful about them, something that drew me in, and made me want to stay in that world to explore further. A ghostly Cerberus, a huge minotaur with twisting horns, the faces of gods and heroes, all these looked out at me from those pages and lured me inside.’ – Lorna Robinson
Discover the tale of the Trojan War, and Odysseus’s long journey home: from the golden apple that sparked all the trouble, the great duel between Hector and Achilles as well as all the adventures, and weird and wonderful creatures, that Odysseus met along the way.
Along the way, readers pick up Ancient Greece’s alphabet and grammar, while exploring how Greek myths still speak to us today. Soham De’s illustrations bring the stories alive for a wide range of learners.
Telling Tales in Greek contain the vocabulary and grammar needed for the OCR Entry Level Greek qualification, making this book the ideal first introduction to Greek.
Here’s what people had to say about Telling Tales in Latin:
“Really inviting and engaging, with clear explanations and beautiful and fun illustrations by Soham De…an inviting, absorbing, and embracing learning experience…It’s a beautiful beginners’ book, the like of which most of us never had in the past, and I look forward to its success and the love that its students will have for it in years to come.” ‘The Classics Library’
“This would be an excellent choice of text to teach children aged 9 and upwards the rudiments of Latin, and as the book has all the vocabulary needed for the OCR exam, it is a very versatile text indeed.” ‘The Garden Window’ blog
Find Telling Tales in Greek here: http://bit.ly/2u4v2e1
Telling Tales in Latin: http://bit.ly/2obTyY6
Distant Lands: http://bit.ly/2vbCiYq