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Alexander the Great

By Jamila Gavin
Illustrated by David Parkins

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.

  • With classically inspired images from an award-winning artist and detailed maps and battle plans, this vivid account of Alexander's extraordinary life will fascinate young readers of fact and fiction alike.
  • From the author of Coram Boy, winner of the 2000 Whitbread Award.
  • Ancient history has never been more fascinating in this exciting, beautifully illustrated book - ideal for introducing young readers to this turbulent and compelling period.

About the author

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.

About the illustrator

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.

ISBN: 9780744586275
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Dimensions: 153 x 216mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $32.99
New Zealand RRP: $34.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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