Early Myths: Greek Myth Books for Kids

story, imagination, exploration

Atalanta- Winner of Bronze Award at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards

We are delighted to announce that our fourth book, Atalanta, has just won a bronze prize at the Wishing Shelf Book Awards (for 2016 books).

We are especially pleased with this win as the awards are judged by schoolchildren and teachers, and as much as we have been thrilled to win every award, this one is special because of the endorsement from the kids.

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New Early Myths Paperbacks

We have launched two new paperbacks this week- our award-winning Odysseus and our newly launched Atalanta are both available on Amazon!

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Early Myths books now available on the iPhone

Apple have released iOS 8.4 and with it, allows for iBooks to be downloaded on an iPhone. This means that you can buy and read our Early Myths books on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

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The books work great on the small screen, and especially on the iPhone 6 Plus. It was always odd that Apple did not support iBooks Author creations on the iPhone 6 Plus from the start. We use iBooks Author in the creation of our multimedia books and it is wonderful to now see them available on most iOS devices.

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Odysseus Now Available as Audiobook on iTunes

Our latest book, Odysseus, is now available as an Audiobook on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.com:

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The audiobook version includes sounds and effects to give a beautiful fourteen-minute telling of our story. It is perfect for car journeys and for children to sit back and listen to the tale. The audiobook only costs €3.99 / £2.95 / $3.95 and it available to download now.

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Children's Books Ireland Review Early Myths Books

Children’s Books Ireland have posted reviews of our first two books; check them out at these links:

Many thanks to Children’s Books Ireland for their reviews of our books. You can buy copies of our books in various ways:
Apple
iBooks Store, Amazon Kindle Store and paperbacks are available through our own Store.
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Launch of our new book: Odysseus

We are delighted to announce that our latest book, Odysseus, is now available from the Apple iBooks Store, on your Mac or iPad. This is he third book in the Early Myths collection and costs €2.49, US$2.99 or GB£1.99.

The tale follows the adventures of Odysseus, one of the great Greek kings. He unwillingly departs from his home to fight in the Trojan War and is a key player in rescuing Queen Helen. But his travels only begin after the end of the war, as he faces monsters, nymphs, gods and witches on his way back home to Ithaca. He must also face a challenge to his authority back in his palace before he has the chance to be reunited with his wife, father and son.

Odysseus is available exclusively on the iPad and Mac through the
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New book update: Odysseus and the Trojan Horse

We are working away on our new book, Odysseus, which is due to be launched this Autumn. This will be the third book in the Early Myths series, following on from Perseus and Jason & the Golden Fleece.

We have been working on the scene of the Trojan Horse and think we have a great image for this part of the tale.
Here is a snack peek at part of the new image:

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The image shows Cassandra above the gate as the horse is pulled inside the city of Troy. Odysseus takes a quick look out through a flap, while the rest of the Trojans celebrate their “victory”.

We are now working on another image, the palace of Alcinous, where Odysseus tells of his travels and seeks the assistance of the king and queen.

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Working on our new book: Odysseus

We are in the middle of working on our new book, Odysseus, which is due out later this year. We have completed about a third of the images and are hard at work on bringing one of the most famous of the Greek myths to the Early Myths series.

As an early teaser, here is a rough draft and the completed version of our image for the pigs! This is the part of the story where the herb-mixer, Circe, turns Odysseus’ friends to pigs. She fears they will harm her when they arrive on her island:

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Creating the images for our Early Myths books

When we come to work on an image, the process involves a number of stages.

Step 1: When we worked on “Jason and the Golden Fleece”, I provided our artist with the following images before he worked on the first draft of the Phineus episode.

We focussed on two famous Greek vase paintings showing the Phineus tale. The first shows Jason standing behind the king, getting ready to hide for the arrival of the Harpies. On the right is one of the Boread twins, as he prepares the food. It is a trap, to lure the hungry Harpies, to chase them and hopefully free Phineus from his torment:

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Attic red-figure column-krater from 460 B.C.E.
Jason, Phineus and one of the Boreads.

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Jason and the Golden Fleece on sale now

Our latest children’s book, Jason and the Golden Fleece, is now available on the Apple iBooks Store. It is the tale of the hero Jason who is raised by a centaur in the Greek mountains, before he returns to his city and challenges the evil king for the throne. Jason leads the Argonauts across the seas to the edge of the known world to attempt to win the magical Golden Fleece.

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New Book: Jason and the Golden Fleece

We delivered our next Early Myths book to Apple this weekend, with Jason and the Golden Fleece due to go on sale any day now. It will be available as a pre-order until May 5th and will then go on general sale. As with all of the Early Myth books, the price will be €2.49 or $2.99.

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Launch of our first book- Perseus

We are delighted to announce that our first book is now for sale in the iBooks store. Perseus is the first in a series of books from Early Myths, and tells the story of an adventurer and hero. Perseus is a tale of a young hero who is banished from his home and must take on a journey to the edge of the world, to face the gorgon Medusa.

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