Gods and Monsters - Mythological Poems

Ana Sampson

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Age 12 +
14 September 2023
320 pages


A stunning gift book drawing together mythological poems – classic and brand-new – from around the world, illustrated throughout in black and white by award-winning former children's laureate Chris Riddell. Compiled by bestselling anthologist Ana Sampson, with an introduction by Natalie Haynes, author of Stone Blind.

People all over the world have always told each other stories. And from the very earliest times, many of these stories were told in verse. This collection of poems includes retellings and reimaginings of Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Aztec, Japanese and Inuit mythology.

You will meet gods, monsters, tricksters, heroes, magical creatures and objects, magicians and spirits including Medusa, Icarus, Loki, Osiris, the Minotaur, Pegasus, Bunyip, Kukulcan, Cerberus, Beowolf and Mjolnir and there are footnotes to shine a light on stories themselves.

Includes poems from Neil Gaiman, W B Yeats, Kae Tempest, Sylvia Plath, Shakespeare, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joseph Coelho and many more. . .

Dive into this fantastic collection about gods, goddesses and monsters from all over the world.. it is beautifully illustrated by Chris Riddell
This fabulous collection exceeded even my high expectations! It is a veritable dragon's horde of joy in poem form. There aren't enough stars for this one!
A beautifully created gift book for readers of every age!