Theseus and the Minotaur

Warwick Hutton


Theseus and the Minotaur

Theseus and the Minotaur

  • Title: Theseus and the Minotaur
  • Author: Warwick Hutton
  • ISBN: 9780689504730
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover



With luminous watercolor paintings and a straightforward text, here is a retelling, in picture book form, of one of the great classic Greek myths Full color illustrations.


Recent Comments "Theseus and the Minotaur"

Assigned 398 as traditional literature by LOC, rather than the 290 assigned to mythology, even though the subject headings are Greek mythology. Although the cover clearly states this a retelling, there are no sources cited for the origin of the myth. The book tells the story of how Theseus, the son of the King of Athens, risks himself to free the people of Athens of the requirement to send 7 young men and 7 young women in tribute every 9 years to Minos, the King of Crete, who in turn gave them t [...]

My little 7 year old loves Greek, Roman, and Norse myths, so this book was perfect for him. Fun, albeit a little silly, illustrations.

fun illustrations

Title: Theseus and the MinotaurAuthor: Warwick HuttonGenre: MythTheme(s): Greek mythology, royal sacrifice, braveryOpening line/sentence:"Every nine years, the people of Athens had to make a dreadful payment in tribute to Minos, King of Crete,because one of his sons had been killed in Athens."Brief Book Summary:Theseus, the son of well-liked King Aegus, volunteered as tribute and sacrifice to attempt a slaying of the Minotaur, a dreadful half-monster. Hidden under a labyrinth castle, Minotaur wa [...]

Title:Theseus and the Minotaur Author: Warwick HuttonIllustrator: (if different than author)Genre: MythologyTheme(s): Strength, BetrayalOpening line/sentence: Every nine years, the people of Athens had to make a dreadful payment in tribute to Minos, king of Crete, because one of his sons had been killed in Athens.Brief Book Summary: This is a retelling of the Greek myth of the hero Theseus and his battles with the monster that is known as the Minotaur. Hutton uses watercolor paintings to retell [...]

This is one of the most downbeat of adventures, and Hutton doesn't do much to up-play it. He has a very dry, straightforward way of telling a story, which can comes across as unemotional. "Every nine years," he begins, "the people of Athens had to make a dreadful payment in tribute to Minos, king of Crete, because one of his sons had been killed in Athens." And that's the narrative tone for the story.I was disappointed that the labyrinth gets such short shrift. I love seeing how different artist [...]

All I can say is this: this is a book far too text-heavy to be in picture book format for children, and the illustrations are uncompelling illustrations. It's completely off-putting, from the very first page. For a better rendering of Theseus (as well as many other myths) try D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.

A nice addition to any elementary classroom/library for students covering or interested in Greek Mythology. I love reading all the varies versions of these tales to see all the subtle and not so subtle differences.

This was a read aloud to complement our Ancient Crete history lesson. This picture book offers a bit more to the story than the other two Minotaur books we read -- Monster in the Maze by Stephanie Spinner and The Minotaur of Knossos by Roberta Angeletti.

The 4-year-old didn't understand it all, but she asked good questions and was fairly rapt with attention.

The text was ok but I felt the watercolors were just too bland for the story.


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