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ANCIENT GREECE BOOKS

Topic Books about the Greeks for Children in KS2

So You Think You've Got it Bad? A Kid's Life in Ancient Greece by Chae Strathie

In this hilarious book children will learn just how tough life really was, from living on a diet of blood soup whilst wearing nothing but a cloak, to having to learn a poem that was over 15,000 lines long! Thanks, but no thanks, Homer! 

The Odyssey

by David Walser 

Odysseus must battle his way home from war with the Greek Gods pitted against him. But what will he find when he gets there? From the gory tale of the Cyclops to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, Homer's classic, The Odyssey, is filled with stories of bravery, cleverness and heroism.

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Greek Gods & Heroes

by Sylvie Baussier 

The angriest gods… the bravest mortals… the 40 most iconic Greek gods and heroes of all time are here! In this fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how the Greek mythology sparked humankind's imagination and why these epic stories have been retold for thousands of years.

Tales of the Greek Hereos

by Roger Lancelyn Green

The mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars.

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Groovy Greeks

by Terry Deary

All the most horrible facts about the Groovy Greeks ready for readers to uncover, including why girls ran about naked pretending to be bears, who had the world's first flushing toilet and why dedicated doctors tasted their patients' ear wax. 

Greek Myths 

by Geraldine McCaughrean

Discover the drama and thrill of 16 classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious, beautifully illustrated story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box.

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Meet the Ancient Greeks

by Andy Stanton

These incredible short introductions are just the thing for children who are beginning to explore ancient history. Get to know the basics on Ancient Greece from religious ceremonies to day to day life, with easy-to-digest, humorous text that is reminiscent of the bestselling Horrible Histories series.

The Iliad (Illustrated Classics)

by Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. Perfect for KS2 readers.

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