Gilgamesh the Hero

Gilgamesh the Hero

by Geraldine McCaughrean, David Parkins (Illustrator)
Publisher: Eerdmans
Hardcover, 96 pages
List Price: $20.00 Sale Price: $17.60

Gilgamesh 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. Retold by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, and illustrated with great power by David Parkins, Gilgamesh the Hero is a story that will linger in the imagination long after the book has been put down.

One caution:

Enkidu, the "uncivilized beast" from the forest, is brought to civilization by Shamhat, a temple singer, who uses "feminine wiles" to lure him to her. There is fairly suggestive language in this scene and a picture including a small amount of nudity.

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