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Wings of Icarus

Wings of Icarus

Published: 5 Aug 2021

Paperback / softback, 48 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Jenny Oldfield

Illustrated by Bee Willey

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

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Daedalus can see how much his impulsive, restless son Icarus longs to escape their island prison. When his cunning plan to get them across the sea fails, Daedalus comes up with an even more dangerous invention: wings to take them to the skies.

This accessible retelling of the renowned Greek myth has appealing black-and-white illustrations by Bee Willey and is perfect for children who are developing as readers.

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