Island of the Minotaur
by Sheldon Obermanillustrated by Blair Drawson
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This illustrated collection of Greek myths presents the history of the Minoan civilization. The novel connects famous myths; Zeus and Rhea, Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur, Icarus and Daedalus, Jason and Medea with little-known tales of the Bronze Giant, Phaedra and the Ash tree spirits.
Themes: Greek mythology, Crete, myths
- Selected as a title of Exceptional Calibre by the Children's Books Center 2004
“With strong, bold and dramatic illustrations by Blair Drawson, these exhilarating tales...come alive. This is a wonderful introduction to the myths for both teens and adults.” The Times Colonist, Victoria
Sheldon Oberman started writing in the mid-seventies, inspired by bedtime stories he told his children. He acted and directed in both film and stage plays, and toured North America as a professional storyteller.
Blair Drawson studied drawing and painting at Ontario College of Art and has exhibited his paintings worldwide. His work has appeared in such publications as Esquire, Time, Saturday Night, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Blair currently resides in Toronto with his wife and two children.