Author(s): Lucy Coats and Anthony Lewis (illustrator)
Meet the ghosts who prophesy 'great danger and great trouble', and those death singers - the Sirens - whose irresistible singing has lured so many sailors to their deaths. But perhaps the worst of all are Scylla - with six bright green heads, each on a long, snaky head, to crunch luckless sailors alive - and Charybdis, the blubbery monster that sucks entire ships to the ocean floor. But it's not all doom and gloom.
Lucy Coats read English and Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written several picture book texts. She is widely respected for her lively retellings of myths and has also published a children's novel. Her 12-book series, Greek Beasts and Heroes is being published by Orion throughout 2010. Lucy's website is www.lucycoats.com. Anthony Lewis is a highly-acclaimed illustrator, whose most recent collaboration with Lucy Coats is COLL THE STORYTELLER'S TALES OF ENCHANTMENT. Anthony Lewis lives with his wife and two young daughters in Cheshire. Since he graduated with a first class honours degree in 1989 he has illustrated and contributed to more than 200 children's books at home and abroad.