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Posted by Sam, September 12, 2019

Icarus Was Ridiculous is out today!

We’re delighted to say that Icarus Was Ridiculous, written by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Thomas Flintham, and published in collaboration with The British Museum – is flying into bookshops today! This ninth instalment in the hilarious, award-winning Baby Aliens series features laugh-out-loud retellings of Greek myths and are a brilliant way for young readers to learn about Ancient Greece.

Izzy LOVES all the stories the Ancient Greeks told! She can’t wait to tell her friends about Icarus, who was a TOTAL NUMPTY, and the Trojan Horse, which ended a war and wasn’t even REAL! Pull up a plinth and enjoy all the DRAMA of the original Greek myths – now with even more SANDALS!

Here’s a preview of this RIDICULOUSLY funny new book:

We’ve also created some handy activity sheets which are ideal for schools, libraries, and bookshops – or just great fun for you to try at home! Can you uncover the mystery from these Icarus-themed symbols? Think you’ve got what it takes to draw your own Greek statue or write your own Greek myth? Click here to download the activities!

Order your copy of Icarus Was Ridiculous from the Nosy Crow shop here, from Waterstones here, or from your local independent bookshop via The Hive here.

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