King Midas and the Golden Touch
"There once lived a very rich king called Midas
who believed that nothing was more precious than gold."
So begins this imaginative and breathtaking retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to reward Midas for a kindness, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing
Beautiful illustrations, lovely version of the story. My kids had some complaints that it wasn't like some of the other versions they'd heard ("Why didn't they say the 'mysterious figure' was Dionysus ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - memaldonado - LibraryThing
Gold was almost the most precious thing for King Midas, but he loved his daughter above everything. One day an old man slept in his garden of roses, and King Midas brought him inside the palace and ... Read full review