King Midas The Golden Touch

King Midas  The Golden Touch

If you are looking for beautiful, sophisticated, thoughtful books for your children, you will be delighted to find the books by Demi. The illustrations are done with great dignity and beauty. The stories are always about something meaningful.

This is the Greek myth about King Midas, the king who earned donkey's ears for being unwise. He continues with his lack of wisdom, when he makes a wish that all he touches be turned into gold. Be careful what you wish for!

This is the perfect way to introduce young listeners to Greek mythology. The greedy King Midas gets his wish and everything he touches turns to gold.

48 pages 978-0689832970 Ages 7-10

Keywords: mythology, myths and legends, Greek mythology, greed, values, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, king

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,


King Midas is a proud and foolish king who loves gold above all else. In return for helping him one day, a satyr grants the king his dearest wish -- all that he touches will turn to gold. For a time, the king enjoys his gift. But then the food he puts to his mouth turns to gold so he cannot eat. And the horse he mounts turns to gold so he cannot ride. And everyone he touches turns to gold so he no longer has any family or friends. He has all the gold he could ever want, but he's not at all happy. How King Midas learns his lesson and finds happiness is the heart of this classic Greek myth, brought to new life by award-winning artist Demi's own golden touch. Sparkling with the colors of the Aegean Sea and with the splendor of gold, this elegant and humorous retelling of an ancient myth will be cherished by readers of all ages.---from the publisher

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