The Minotaur

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Chelsea House Publishers, 1987 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 85 pages
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Recounts the Greek myth about the monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man, which lived in the Labyrinth in Crete until killed by the hero Theseus.

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User Review  - LeslieMuir - LibraryThing

This is a retelling of the Greek myth about the Minotaur who lived on the Greek island of Crete and required Theseus to slay it. The monster lives in a labyrinth, symbolizing the mental and physical ... Read full review

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User Review  - winterbower - LibraryThing

Mythology for young adults and older. This is not a book I would recommend for young children. But it is very well written. The stories are about the life of the Minotaur and are interesting and easy ... Read full review

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Bernard Evslin (1922-1993) was a bestselling and award-winning author known for his works on Greek and other cultural mythologies. The "New York Times" called him "one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world." He was born in New Rochelle, New York, and attended Rutgers University. After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late 1960s. During his long career, Evslin published more than seventy books--over thirty of which were for young adults. His bestseller "Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths" has been translated into ten different languages and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. He won the National Education Association Award in 1961, and in 1986 his book "Hercules" received the Washington Irving Children's Book Choice Award. Evslin died in Kauai, Hawaii, at the age of seventy-seven.

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