King Midas and the Golden Touch

Author(s): Charlotte Craft

Children Fiction

"There once lived a very rich king called Midas who believed that nothing was more precious than gold." So begins this myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to reward Midas for a kindness, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse. This imaginative retelling of an ancient Greek myth is complemented by glorious richly coloured and detailed illustrations.


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General Fields

  • : 9780060540630
  • : 9010000000000219994
  • : 9010000000000219994
  • : 0.163
  • : December 2003
  • : 279mm X 229mm X 6mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Charlotte Craft
  • : Paperback
  • : 398.2093802
  • : 32
  • : illus