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King Midas and the Golden TouchRpasses all else save his love for his daughter If only everything he touched would turn to gold When Midas is granted that single wish he rejoices until he nearly loses his beloved child to his greed Here is a skillfully retold story of extraordinary resonance and wisdom with a message no reader will soon forget Radiant paintings glow with luxurious golden splendo In teaching different genres of literature with my students I have used this to teach myth Because the story itself leans heavily upon a moral students will want to identify this as a folktale So I do just a little groundwork with explaining its origin in Greek mythology

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Hat whatat first seems a blessing can alsobecome a curseThe legendary man with the magic touch comes alive as a remarkably complex figure in this breathtaking new vision of perhaps the most universal of all Greek myths Kinuko Y Craft's radiant paintings glow with human drama natural beauty and golden splendorKing Midas is not a cruel man but his passion for gold su A decent retelling of the Midas myth not particularly imaginative or original but with lovely illustrations

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FREE PDF ã BOOK King Midas and the Golden Touch ↠ JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➳ King Midas and the Golden Touch ➬ Author M. Charlotte Craft – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk King Midas is a goodman and he is adevoted father to hisdaughter Aurelia Yet Midasknows no music King Midas is a goodman and he is adevoted father to hisdaughter Aurelia Yet Midasknows no music sweeter than therattling of golden coins and the gold he gathers the he desires When a mysteriousstranger offers to grant the kinga single wish as a reward for akindness Midas does not hesi tate He wishes that all hetouches would turn to gold Butall too soon he learns t A retelling of the ancient Greek myth of King Midas who foolishly believed that gold was the ultimate blessing only to learn his lesson when Dionysus gives him the gift of the golden touch Unable to eat golden food or drink golden water Midas is miserable but when his new found ability transforms his beloved daughter Aurelia into a golden statue he truly knows sorrowBased upon the version of this story found in Nathaniel Hawthorne's A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys Charlotte Craft's narrative is engaging but it is the illustrations by Kinuko Craft that truly give this picture book a magical uality One of my favorite illustrators Craft's work is always vibrant and richly detailed with a lushly romantic uality and her luminous light filled paintings are always a delight Although this is a classical story Craft chooses to locate it in a medieval setting making it seem like of a fairy tale than a myth The scene in which Midas rushes down the stairs a wave of golden transformation fanning out behind him is exactly the kind of picture I would have spent hours poring over as a girl Highly recommended to folklore and mythology lovers and to anyone who values beautifully illustrated picture books