The Revenge Of Ishtar by Ludmila Zeman

The Revenge Of Ishtar

byLudmila Zeman

Paperback | March 26, 1999

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In this second volume in the Gilgamesh trilogy, Enkidu joins Gilgamesh in the quest to slay Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city and caused great destruction, including the death of the beautiful singer, Shamat. Gilgamesh and Enkidu successfully slay the monster and in so doing, Gilgamesh attracts the attention of the goddess Ishtar. In rejecting her advances, he incurs her revenge and an attack by the Bull of Heaven. Enkidu manages to kill the bull, but is slain by Ishtar, striking at the bond between the two friends. Shattered, Gilgamesh vows he will destroy the last monster: death.

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Ludmila Zeman was born in the former Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1984. She has taught art in Vancouver, created animated sequences for Sesame Street and, with her husband, made the film Lord of the Sky, an award-winning animated short. Her epic Gilgamesh trilogy won numerous awards. Her book, The First Red Maple Leaf, wa...
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Title:The Revenge Of IshtarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 11.5 × 10.25 × 0.15 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0887764363

ISBN - 13:9780887764363

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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When the city of Uruk is laid waste, King Gilgamesh and Enkidu must kill the horrible monster in the mountains to prevent future evil doings. Overcoming fear and danger, the two men save the city from evil with the help of the powerful goddess Ishtar. The story of Gilgamesh was first carved onto clay tablets in Mesopotamia more than 5,000 years ago and its message of compassion, forgiveness and friendship has echoed through the ages. Now The Revenge of Ishtar brings this wondrous legend to a new generation of children.

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The Gilgamesh Trilogy:

“A powerful version of the Gilgamesh epic…a stirring and sad tale.”
The New Yorker