Myths usually contain all the components that attract children or child readers. This undoubtedly holds true for the myth of the Argonauts. The illustrated book Heroes from the Argo is based on Schwab’s Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece, but the dense text with a multitude of names and details is told in a fresh and clear way, though it is no less dramatic and full of suspense. There is anintroduction, a clear and simple instructive explanation on the nature of myths. A fun and suspenseful tale, combined with a slightly educative framework thus revives a known myth in an original way and introduces it to a modern young reader, who will thus receive a good story and also a bit of general education. The dynamic tale is followed and enhanced by inventive illustrations by Damijan Stepančič, sometimes in the form of a comic, which will certainly help the Argonauts to stay in the memory of the readers.
Text in English available upon request