Atlantis: The Legend of the Lost City

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Macmillan, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A magnificently illustrated retelling of the story of Atlantis--one of the world's most haunting and fascinating myths.

Floating on the emerald sea is a small rocky island belonging to the mighty sea-god Poseidon. Few visit its shores-until Poseidon marries a beautiful woman named Cleito and transforms the island into a rich and fertile paradise, where all things flourish. A magnificent city arises. Poseidon names his perfect island Atlantis. Atlantis prospers and its people live in peace, but as the years pass, Poseidon's descendants start to act less like gods and more like men. When the people incur the wrath of their god, a terrible curse is carried out and the entire island sinks forever beneath the waves.

This retelling of the history of fabled Atlantis is based on Plato's Timaeus and Critias. It features a note by internationally known historian Geoffrey Ashe, who has written extensively in the area of mythology.

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User Review  - malindahodgson - LibraryThing

This is book is about a very popular legand that most children eventually hear about. The pictures are wonderful and bright. This will help clarify the true legand of Atlantis. Read full review

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User Review  - HayleeKai - LibraryThing

Atlantis is created by the Poseidon. THis god sees a village of people who have nothing and yet they are still happy. He wants to know what their secret is so he becomes one of them. In his scheme he ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Christina Balit has illustrated a number of children's books published in Great Britain and the United States. She spent many of her early years in the Middle East and Iraq before moving to England, where she lives today.

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