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Alexander the Great Man, Myth or Monster? Jamila Gavin, David Parkins

Walker Books Ltd
Hardback 240 pages

224 x 160 x 25mm
1st Jan 2012
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A beautifully illustrated biography of Alexander the Great by a Whitbread Award-winner.Who was Alexander? Myth or man? God or devil? He claimed to be Zeus' son and even in his own lifetime wild legends sprang up about him. Above all, Alexander was a hero - brave, wily, handsome and inspiring. This richly illustrated biography skilfully interweaves accounts of Alexander's battle campaigns with legends from each newly conquered country. From Greece and Egypt to Persia and India, the stories of the great mythical heroes Achilles, Gilgamesh, and many others echo Alexander's own charmed life.


Jamila Gavin was born in India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed children's authors, winning the Whitbread Award for her novel Coram Boy, which was staged at the National Theatre in 2005/6. Jamila lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.David Parkins studied wildlife illustration and graphic design, before becoming a full time freelance illustrator. He is a diverse artist, who has been successfully published in a variety of newspapers, comics as well as children's books. David lives in Ontario, Canada.

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