cover image Gilgamesh the Hero

Gilgamesh the Hero

. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, $20 (96pp) ISBN 978-0-8028-5262-5

Geraldine McCaughrean retells the oldest recorded story, adapted for children, in Gilgamesh the Hero, illus. by David Parkins. The great king Gilgamesh fights Huwawa, Guardian of the Cedar Forests, slays the Bull of Heaven, seeks the secret of immortality and travels the world in this dramatic story of a powerful ruler who is both loved and hated by his people.