Gilgamesh the Hero

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McCaughrean’s retelling is superb. Faithful to the fragmentary originals, her adaptation adds inspired details, similes, dialogue, and description. It enriches readers’ understanding without violating the source. . . .Her language is both vernacular and classic, her pace unslacking, her characterizations deft.

Pages: 96

Pages: 96


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This is one of the oldest stories in the world, and it’s about things that still matter to us today: friendship, fame, courage, happiness.

Gilgamesh and Enkidu are friends — best friends. Together they can work wonders, fight monsters, brave earthquakes, travel the world! But waiting in the dark is the one enemy they can never overcome. Themes of friendship and courage will be sighted, along with violence and death.

  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 1 week in Year 1 Dialectic Literature class.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: This is a solid version of Gilgamesh for dialectic students. Chapter 2 is entitled “Tamed by a Kiss” and includes an illustration of a back, nude view of a woman. Use for 1 week in Unit 1 and in Literature Studies: the Ancients.



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