Author(s): Simon Basher
The myths and legends of the ancient world still fascinate and entertain people the world over. Stories of gods and goddesses have a timeless appeal that captures the attention of generation after generation of children. Basher History: Mythology gives a fresh look to some of the key characters from famous myths and legends - meet Zeus, father of the Greek gods; Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war and death; and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats, along with many many others. A spread about Roman gods provides a handy key to the relationship between Greek gods and their Roman equivalents.
Figures from Greek, Egyptian and Norse mythology become illustrated characters in Basher's distinctive, contemporary style Chatty first-person text gives a voice, personality and story to each Basher character A winning combination of need-to-know historical information and cutting-edge design
Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than a dozen internationally best-selling books for children including the critically acclaimed Basher Science series (The Periodic Table, Chemistry, Astronomy and more), the Go! Go! Bobo books and Basher's ABC. Based in London, Basher specialises in "graphic surrealism" and his original artwork is regularly exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia. Mary Frances Budzik is the author of previous Basher Basics titles Grammar, Punctuation and Creative Writing. She has a BA in English Literature from Boston College and an MA in English Literature from Columbia University. She lives in Connecticut, USA.