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  • Published: 30 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448173846
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

God Beneath The Sea




Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen retell some of the most famous Greek myths in this classic of children's literature. Winner of the Carnegie Medal.

Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen retells some of the most famous Greek myths in this classic of children's literature. This is the epic history of the Greek Gods told from their violent beginnings to the creation of man.

  • Published: 30 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448173846
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the authors

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

Edward Blishen

Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.

Charles Keeping

Rosemary Sutcliff was born in December 1920 in West Clanden, Surrey. With over 40 books to her credit, Rosemary Sutcliff is now universally considered one of the finest writers of historical novels for children. Her first novel, The Queen Elizabeth Story was published in 1950. In 1972 her book Tristan and Iseult was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and in 1978 her book, Song for a Dark Queen was commended for the Other Award. Rosemary lived for a long time in Arundel, Sussex with her dogs and in 1975, she was awarded the OBE for services to Children's Literature. Unfortunately Rosemary passed away in July 1992 and will be much missed by her loyal army of fans.

Praise for God Beneath The Sea

Genuine, imaginative retellings . . . Everything jumps to life in front of your eyes

Ted Hughes

The best ever rendering of the Greek myths in modern English

The Guardian

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