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Monstrous Myths: Terrible Tales of Native America

Clare Hibbert

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Pre-Columbian America, BCE to c 500 CE, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 8 years, Prose: non-fiction, Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)

A retelling of traditional myths with a child-friendly emphasis on some of the scary or weird elements.

The myths and legends of the Native Americans are a rich source of storytelling, culture and history. Children will meet heroes gods and monsters in a series of wonderful tales. Some they will be familiar with and some they may discover for the first time!
Told in a humorous style but these books are jam-packed with facts about the beliefs of ancient cultures. A variety of imaginative visual and textual devices are used to great effect. For example, some stories are styled as newspaper reports, while others are made to look like recipes. A series of six books, Monstrous Myths will bring out the humour, horror and heroism of some fantastic stories.

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