Geraldine McCaughrean retells the oldest recorded story, adapted for children, in Gilgamesh the Hero, illus. by David Parkins. The great king Gilgamesh fights. By Geraldine McCaughrean, Illustrated by David Parkins and contrast the life of Gilgamesh with other legendary larger-than-life heroes, such as Hercules. Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean – book cover, description, publication history.

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Booklist “McCaughrean employs her supple style in this version of the oldest recorded story in the world. Oct 21, Rob Chappell gjlgamesh it it was amazing.

However, having this background before reading the children’s version was beneficial.

I kept wanting to make myself read it and then dreading it. Our site is under maintenance and will be back up Friday, November 13th. This is one of the oldest stories in the world, and it’s about many things that still matter to us today: I selected this version for my son because it was a highly recommended adaptation for his reading level and maturity, and neither of us was disappointed.

The Gilgamesh epic also provides a back-story for the medical Caduceus: Children’s Literature “This allegory is skillfully, beautifully retold by the incomparable Ms.

This is the oldest recorded story known on the planet. Based on seventh century B. One word sentences at some climaxes stand out. Jan 16, Shannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: The gillgamesh is engaging, the pictures are fun, for younger readers especially. And as for Gilgamesh? Jul 04, Mathew rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is pretty action packed with some scariness and sadness and happiness.


Gilgamesh the Hero is a story about the King of Uruk named Gilgamesh and all the Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean is a folklore written for children and young adults.

Mar 23, Lex Nimz rated it liked it Recommended to Lex by: The Gilgamesh is the oldest written story known to man, and it’s about a king who lived in what is now Iraq three thousand years before the birth of Christ. May 17, Jessica rated it it was amazing.

Assyrian clay tablets that recorded the legend of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk in Mesopotamia now Iraq sometime between B. I always love McCaughrean YA adaptations of classic works.

Gilgamesh the Hero

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you love this book, then try: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Pages: Gilgamesh the Hero is about the adventures of Gilgamesh, a king who lived a long time ago in Mesopotamia in the city of Uruk.

Gilgamesh the Hero by Geraldine McCaughrean is a folklore written for children and young adults. They return to Uruk, with the head of Humbaba and plenty of cedar wood. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So he spends the rest of his life on a great journey trying to understand why we all must die. This is a children’s version of the epic tale.


Gilgamesh the Hero – Geraldine Mccaughrean, David Parkins : Eerdmans

I found it extremely comforting and somewhat depressing that we, as a species, have changed so little. Bulletin of the Mccaugurean for Children’s Books “This has the vivid language and dialogue of an effective chapter-by-chapter readaloud. This woman can write a great story for both children and adults.

Full of wonderful and evocative description and emotion it provides a great introduction to this story for young and old. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and would recommend it highly for those interested in the th of Gilgamesh or Near Eastern myth. It reminded me of the Greek myths I’ve read.

McCaughrean, who has won every major prize for children’s literature in Great Britain. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.