Pandora’s Box: A Bloomsbury Reader
Pandora tries to stay away from the gift that she has been told never to touch – a strange, carved box. Yet her curiosity gets the better of her and she opens it, thereby unleashing all the ills and evils into the world. But as she despairs at what she’s done, she sees one thing remains in the box – a small thing called hope.
A beautiful retelling of a classic Greek myth, perfect for fans of Geraldine McCaughrean.When the world was new and the gods ruled the whole of Earth, a large wooden chest was sent to a newly-married couple with a warning not to open it. The chest was hidden away with the thought ‘out of sight, out of mind’. But curiosity is a powerful thing and it can’t hurt to have one little look… can it?This retelling of the classic Greek myth from Rose Impey has engaging black-and-white illustrations by Peter Bailey and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.The Bloomsbury Readers series is packed with brilliant books to get children reading independently in Key Stage 2, with book-banded stories by award-winning authors like double Carnegie Medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean and Waterstones Prize winner Patrice Lawrence covering a wide range of genres and topics. With charming illustrations and online guided reading notes by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), this series is ideal for reading both in the classroom and at home. For more information visit www.bloomsburyguidedreading.com.Book Band: BrownIdeal for ages 7+