"Still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths."—Publishers WeeklyGenerations have thrilled to the adventures of heroic Jason and the sorceress Medea, mighty Heracles, the minstrel Orpheus, and other legendary figures. In this Newbery Medal-winning classic, a renowned storyteller recounts the enduring legends surrounding the Argonauts' quest for the golden fleece.Author Padraic Colum was active in the Irish literary renaissance and a founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre as well as a popular children's writer. Skilled at spinning tales in a manner that attracts and holds children's attention, Colum possessed a poetic style that enchants audiences of all ages. Forty evocative illustrations accompany his captivating versions of the exploits of Atalanta the huntress, Perseus and his bride from the sea, Theseus and the Minotaur, and other fantastic characters.