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Title: The Golden Touch and Other Stories
Author: Edited by David Foulds
ISBN: 0 19 597139 6
Genre: Classics, Romance, Short stories
Level: 2
Module: Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Teenage life
Home and neighbourhood
Wonderful things
Social issues

These stories were well known in Greek and Roman times, more than 2,500 years ago, but there is still much in them that can interest and amuse us today.

Here you will read about a king who could make gold just by touching things; a young prince who killed a monster, but lost his father; a poor young woman who got into trouble by eating half an apple; a boy who loved flying so much that he flew too close to the sun; and much more.

The stories can teach us about life. Never tell secrets to anyone. Do not boast about what you can do. And, as the first story shows, always think carefully before asking for something you want very much. You may not find it as nice as you hoped!

This book includes The Golden Touch, The First Spider, The Donkey Ears, Theseus and the Minotaur, The Wonderful Wings, Pluto and Persephone, A Wonderful Musician and The Golden Chariot of the Sun.


If you enjoyed this book, you may also like
The Flying Heads and Other Strange Stories, Level 2
Stories from Greek Tragedies, Level 2
The Talking Tree and Other Stories, Level 2

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