Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq (Aesop Prize (Awards))

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Joshua J. Mark
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published on 17 February 2014
Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq (Aesop Prize (Awards))
Title: Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War: An Epic Tale From Ancient Iraq (Aesop Prize (Awards))
Author: Kathy Henderson & Jane Ray
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: 2006
Pages: 80

Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up In A War is a fine re-telling of the ancient tale by Kathy Henderson with beautiful illustrations by Jane Ray. The fly leaf of the book states, "Older than the Bible, the Torah, and the Koran, the tale of Lugalbanda speaks to us in a startlingly fresh voice across nearly five thousand years of history" and this is certainly true. The story of the young prince who helps save his city of Uruk is timeless and this version is especially well done. Though a children's book, with large print, a reader of any age will enjoy this work even if one is not especially interested in Mesopotamian literature. Highly Recommended.

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Joshua J. Mark
Joshua J. Mark is World History Encyclopedia's co-founder and Content Director. He was previously a professor at Marist College (NY) where he taught history, philosophy, literature, and writing. He has traveled extensively and lived in Greece and Germany.

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