Early Myths: Greek Myth Books for Kids

story, imagination, exploration

Early Myths: About Us

The Early Myths series is the creation of Simon Spence, who has taught and conducted researched in ancient Classics for the last thirty years. His specialist area is in Greek mythology and the visual representation of these historical stories, such as Jason and the Argonauts, Medea, Bellerophon and Perseus.


Early Myths books are a way to bring these tales to a new audience. Myths by their nature are a collection of tales, sometimes complementary and sometimes contradictory. Our Early Myths books focus on the oldest strands of the tales and each of our images is inspired by the original art, such as surviving Greek vase paintings or ancient sculptures. You may find that some of our stories differ from what you have read in modern books, seen in plays, or watched at the cinema. Good! We don’t follow those leads. Instead we have gone back to the first stories from as early as 1000 B.C. and we have brought you the oldest surviving and most original tales, some of which may surprise, but hopefully always delight.


The reason we go back so far is to try to find the original tale, the less spoilt version. There is something purer and more refined about these versions.


We have launched our books first on the iPad, iPhone and Mac because it is the best way to explore interactive children’s books.


Our images have been carefully commissioned and look great on the new retina displays. We have also launched Kindle and paperback versions of our books.


We hope you enjoy the tales.


Drop us an email if you have any questions or comments - we love to hear your views.

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