King Midas and the Golden Touch

Paperback | September 23, 2003

byCharlotte Craft

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"There once lived a very rich king called Midas
who believed that nothing was more precious than gold."

So begins this imaginative and breathtaking retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to reward Midas for a kindness, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn to gold. To his delight, his wish is granted and he soon sets about transforming his ordinary palace into a place of golden beauty. But to his dismay, when he accidentally turns his beloved daughter into a golden statue, Midas learns that what at first seems a blessing can also become a curse.

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"There once lived a very rich king called Midas who believed that nothing was more precious than gold."So begins this imaginative and breathtaking retelling of the myth of the man with the golden touch. When a mysterious stranger offers to reward Midas for a kindness, the king does not hesitate: He wishes that all he touches would turn...

Charlotte Craft studied comparative literature at Columbia University in New York. After graduating, she traveled to Japan, where she worked as an interpreter and photographer. She now lives in Scotland with her family. The New York Times complimented her first book, Cupid and Psyche, for its "clear, simple text" and noted that the boo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.07 inPublished:September 23, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006054063X

ISBN - 13:9780060540630

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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“Children will find the book a clear, smoothly written version of the story, accompanied by richly colored and elaborately detailed scenes of grandeur, drama, and magic.” (ALA Booklist)