Voyage with Jason
By: Catran, Ken.Material type: TextPublisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. : Lothian, 2000Description: 208 pages : 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0734401515.Subject(s): Jason (Greek mythology) -- Juvenile fiction | Argonauts (Greek mythology) -- Juvenile fiction | Jason (Greek mythology) -- Fiction | Argonauts (Greek mythology) -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Mythology, Greek -- Fiction | Voyages, Imaginary -- Fiction | Young adult fiction, New Zealand | Mythology, Greek -- Teenage fiction | Heroes -- Teenage fiction | Voyages and travels -- Teenage fictionGenre/Form: Action and adventure fiction. | Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Teenage historical fiction. | Teen fiction. DDC classification: Young Adult
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
The story of Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece remains a favorite with children. Ken Catran's version of the tale takes a slightly different tack from previous authors. Pylos, an apprentice shipbuilder, is rescued by Hercules from his cruel master and accompanies the Argonauts as the ship's boy and narrates the exciting events that happen during the three-year voyage: the sea battle with the Trojans, the harrowing passage through the clashing rocks, Jason's ill-fated romance with Medea, and the palace intrigue and royal rivalries that threaten to destroy the mission. Ken Catran's colorful characters, vivid dialogue, and dramatic narrative make this award winner a compulsively readable version of the classic myth.
Novel for young adults by a New Zealander ; A young apprentice ship's carpenter reveals a plot to sink the ship that Jason and the Argonauts will sail on to capture the golden fleece. His reward is to become ships' boy on the epic voyage, and eyewitness to the crew's many adventures during the legendary quest. Suggested level: secondary
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