|Title||:||The Clashing Rocks|
|Number of Pages||:||262 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Clashing Rocks Reviews
Ian Serraillier was always popular in my country (Malta), which, although bilingual in its national language and English, has always endeavoured to increase the general proficiency in the latter language.To a certain degree such books proved to be a success in Malta. Serraillier's style makes it suitable for schools in the lower forms. I remember how my classmates used to love his books (especially the 'New Windmill Series' versions),although I believe that they are only to be found gathering dust in some libraries nowadays unfortunately. 'The Clashing Rocks' is about the fantastic voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, beautifully illustrated by William Stobbs.The quest for the golden fleece is a tale from Greek mythology which many know about but which few have had actually read about. It is confusing at times, especially due to its length, its many characters and their strange names (like Cyzicus, which I had in vain had tried to remember) and some weird adventures. The sheer number of the Argonauts, totaling fifty in all, does not help at all. From Orpheus to Heracles, there was no shortage of epic heroes...However, Serraillier has overcome his own difficult quest of making such an amazing adventure accessible to the young masses out there by using his secret weapon, leaving all the unnecessary details out. Yes, it is a short book. One could easily read it in a couple of minutes, yet there is no chapter that could have been left out. Trust me, making such a tale so short and sweet is a remarkable achieving in its own right, worthy of the hero Jason himself.In my opinion, every parent should make a worthwhile investment in a library well stocked with some well-chosen Serraillier titles, and not with nonsensical rubbish that is being advertised as children's literature nowadays.