Mythology still appeals to young readers

Tim Golden | 16 August 2013
Percy Jackson and his friends pursue new quests.

Heroes of Olympus Series

Tim Golden | 23 May 2012
More of the same.

Here Lies Arthur

Tim Golden | 27 May 2011
A revisionist take on the Arthurian canon suggests the truth behind the magical elements of the stories.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Maryana Garcia | 22 February 2011
Humorous, unpredictable and fast paced, this series provides young readers with the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of mythology.

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