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Daedalus and Icarus

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A retelling of the Greek legend about the brilliant inventor whose engineering skill was the undoing of himself and his son.
Hardcover, 47 pages
Published April 28th 1971 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published 1971)
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May 02, 2014 Roy added it
i want to read this not look at the front cover!
Jun 22, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
The illustrations in this book are done in a Greek style which enhances the story. My kids loved this book and it written in such a way that they could understand it easily. This is a great introduction to the story of Icarus.

We've found several references to Icarus in other stories and in some art we've studied and the kids have still remembered it and been able to recount the story in detail.

Excellent addition to your studies of ancient Greece.
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Lesson learned.
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British children's author Penelope Farmer was born in 1939, in Westerham, Kent, the daughter of Hugh Robert MacDonald and Penelope Boothby Farmer. She published her first book, The China People, in 1960, going on to use one of the longer stories originally intended for that collection as the basis of her first novel, The Summer Birds, which received a Carnegie commendation.
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