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Reader Ù Gilgamesh the Hero ✓ Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean and illustrated with great power by David Parkins Gilgamesh the Hero is a story that will linger in the imagination long after the book has been put down I always love McCaughrean YA adaptations of classic works Classic and lyrical with accurate themes brought forward This was an afternoon read aloud we took our time through so that we could start it while we were reading about prehistory and finish while we were reading about Sumerians Worked out just right L gave it 5 stars as expected since she already loves the story thanks to other versions for even younger readers but even K gave it 45 That's solid

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Gilgamesh the HeroThis is one of the oldest stories in the world and it's about things that still matter to us today friendship fame courage happinessGilgamesh and Enkidu are friends best friend Mankind's oldest story And what an amazing story it is I found it extremely comforting and somewhat depressing that we as a species have changed so little We are just as beautiful and just as brutal Thanks to all the work it took to translate this from the original cuneiform Sumerian Written over 5000 years ago but retold orally for who knows how long before that and it has it all Only discovered about a hundred years ago this just goes to prove that we've been telling the same types of stories and worrying about the same types of things since we started talking All four classic plot conflicts a beautiful protaganist's arc and so many of the themes we have addressed literally throughout history love friendship statesmanship and leadership the futility of war youth power how to face death gracefully and how to appreciatively live the life we have I read this version to my children ages 7 14 and had a difficult time choosing which meaty topics to address I also read Bernarda Bryson's version at the same time with my 14 year old They're both excellent translations that are just different enough for interesting comparisons and discussion on how translation can change the color of the story

Geraldine McCaughrean ✓ Gilgamesh the Hero Mobi

Gilgamesh the Hero Mobi » 96 pages Download Ý Reflectionslisburnltd ¿ This is one of the oldest stories in the world and it's about things that still matter to us today friendship fame courage happinessGilgamesh and Enkidu are friends best friends Together they can work wonders fight monsters brave earS Together they can work wonders fight monsters brave earthuakes travel the world But waiting in the dark is the one enemy they can never overcomeRetold by award winning author Gilgamesh the Hero is about the adventures of Gilgamesh a king who lived a long time ago in Mesopotamia in the city of Uruk This book is pretty action packed with some scariness and sadness and happiness I did not like some of the sad parts but I did like reading about Gilgamesh's adventures I really liked the illustrations as well I also liked learning about what a town in ancient Mesopotamia would be like