Voyage With Jason

Author(s): Ken Catran

Fiction - senior

Book of the Year, 2001 New Zealand Post Children's Books Awards, and winner of the Senior Fiction Section. Shortlisted for the 2001 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal. Ken Catran's masterly retelling and reinterpretation of an ancient story offers readers an exciting as well as thought provoking narrative, full of historical insights and emotional as well as psychological immediacy. The story of Jason and his search for the golden fleece is one that is still a favourite with many children. The usurping king, Pelias, tries to get rid of Jason, who is heir to the throne of Icolos, by sending him on an impossible mission - far into unknown seas to bring back a magical golden fleece. Jason assembles a crew of heroes in a new super-galley, Argos. They make way against all the dangers - winged harpies, serpents, clashing rocks, until they reach Colchis, where Jason faces further seemingly impossible feats and falls in love with Medea, the king's daughter. Ken Catran's reconstruction of the story looks at these events through the eyes of Pylos, a young ship's boy on Argos. Ken aims to deconstruct the magic and mythical elements into what the voyage was - a Greek journey of discovery into the Black Sea.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780734401519
  • : Lothian Books
  • : Lothian Books
  • : 0.4
  • : May 2000
  • : 195x125mm
  • : June 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ken Catran
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : [Fic]
  • : Teen - Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
  • : bl2005010969
  • : 208pp