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For lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced from Lady Hestia Evanss 19th-century edition, with all its romantic ambiance, clever wit, and novelty features intact. Includes an oak-leaf oracle of Zeus, a pop-up Pandoras box, a piece of Golden Fleece, and much more.



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Presenting the newest discovery in the series with the Midas touch -- a mythical exploration fit for the gods.

In the early nineteenth century, an English nobleman embarked on a tour of the sites of ancient Greece. He brought as his guide a primer on Greek myths written by his friend Lady Hestia Evans, a devotee of Lord Byron who had recently taken the same voyage. In the true Romantic spirit, Lady Hestia's book was not only lavishly illustrated but also boasted many paper crafts and novelties, including a card game featuring the twelve Olympians, an oak-leaf oracle of Zeus, a pop-up Pandora's box (with hope still inside), a booklet retelling the tale of Odysseus, a piece of the Golden Fleece, a gold OBOLOS coin to pay the ferryman on the River Styx, and many more flaps, foldouts, and other surprises. The nobleman added his own witty comments and drawings along the way, but seems to have wished for something odd at the Delphic oracle: as the book nears its end, it slowly begins to turn . . .to gold. Now, for lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced with all its Romantic ambience, clever wit and novelty features intact.



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Featured/recommended
--Napa Valley Register.com
Dimensions (Overall): 11.9 Inches (H) x 10.3 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)
Weight: 2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Legends + Myths + Fables / General
Publisher: Candlewick Pr
Format: Hardcover
Author: Lady Hestia Evans
Language: English
Street Date: August 28, 2007
TCIN: 11812331
UPC: 9780763634032
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0415
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 11.75 inches length x 10.5 inches width x 0.75 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2 pounds
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