ISBN: 0711220816 / ISBN-13: 9780711220812
Jason and the Golden Fleece
Award-winning children's author James Riordan boldly retells this story from Greek mythology, introducing readers to the first great European hero to ... Show synopsis Award-winning children's author James Riordan boldly retells this story from Greek mythology, introducing readers to the first great European hero to undertake a grand journey. Accompanied by some of ancient Greece's bravest heroes, Jason leads an expedition to retrieve the Golden Fleece, the property of a king in a far-off land. Traveling by sea, they encounter trial after trial along their route -- reeking Harpies, deadly clashing rocks, and fierce Amazon warrior women -- and yet more challenges await them at their destination. For before he will give up the fleece, the king devises a test for Jason that will certainly be the death of him -- unless the king's daughter, Medea, agrees out of love for Jason to lend him her magical powers. Complemented by illustrations that marry ancient Greek vase pastiche with high realism, this is a classic tale of high adventure that holds appeal for boys and girls alike.