Theseus and the Minotaur
M.K. McElderry Books, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Every nine years, the people of ancient Athens were forced to send seven young men and seven maidens as tribute to Minos, king of Crete, or he would destroy their city. The young people were given to the Minotaur, Minos's monstrous son, who was half man, half bull. How Theseus, the king of Athens' son, risked his life to save the young tributes and to slay the Minotaur is one of the great classic Greek myths.
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