The Story of Gilgamesh Hardback
by Yiyun Li
Illustrated by Marco Lorenzetti
Part of the Save the Story series
The oldest written story on Earth, retold for children"A real friend is a companion for your heart."Godlike Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, has built a beautiful city, but is also a terrible tyrant.
In answer to the prayers of his oppressed citizens, the gods create Enkidu, a wild man whose destiny is to first fight Gilgamesh, and then become his life-long friend.
They embark on adventures together, but when they - together - kill the Bull of Heaven, Enkidu must pay the ultimate price.
In his grief and fear of his own death, Gilgamesh goes on a journey to discover the secret to immortality ...
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 104 pages, Full colour, throughout
- Publisher: Pushkin Children's Books
- Publication Date: 13/03/2014
- Category: Myth & legend told as fiction
- ISBN: 9781782690238