The Minotaur of Knossos

The Minotaur of Knossos

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Baker & Taylor
Robbie falls asleep and awakens in the great palace of King Minos of Crete, where he meets Sir Arthur Evans

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Tired out after working on a report about ancient Crete, Robbie falls asleep and finds himself in the palace of King Minos, where he encounters the hideous bull-headed monster known as the Minotaur.
When Luca falls asleep after an evening of strenuous homework, he awakens in the great palace of King Minos, ruler of the Cretans, where he learns about ancient Crete from the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans.

Oxford University Press
Luca is in his room with his dog Pip, finishing his homework on the ancient civilization of the island of Crete. Tired of the strenuous report writing, the little boy falls asleep, only to wake up perched on a curious alabaster seat in a hall surrounded by pillars and wall paintings of griffins. A friendly voice explains that he is in the palace of the great King Minos, ruler of the Cretans, and tells him some fascinating facts about this ancient people. It turns out that the voice belongs to Sir Arthur Evans, the famous archaeologist who discovered the remains of the palace.
Luca wanders around the building in search of his dog, and finds something that looks like Pip's leash. Pulling on it, he brings out the terrifying, angry Minotaur--a monster with a bull's head and a human body. Shocked, Luca falls to the ground, but a second later finds himself back in his room with Pip by his side. A three-page appendix at the end of the book goes back through the ages to tell us more about the ancient inhabitants of Crete, the hero Theseus, Ariadne's thread, and the Minotaur.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
Edition: ed
ISBN: 9780195215571
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29.5X22 cm
Additional Contributors: Angeletti, Roberta


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