Books by Jean Menzies

Jean's current work includes children's nonfiction and adult fantasy.

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Greek Myths: Meet the heroes, gods, and monsters of Ancient Greece 

This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favourite myths as well as some you might not have heard before!

Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labours of Herakles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humour and intrigue of the original tales. Stunning illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder breathe new life into each classic story.
Additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a pronunciation guide.
Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories. It will be treasured forever.

Greek Myths Reviews & Awards

'A book to pore over or simply dip in and out of, Greek Myths will be treasured and loved by many for sure.'

Breakthrough Author 2020

'An exquisitely designed and illustrated volume that retells some of antiquity’s most iconic stories for a new generation with pace, clarity and tremendous excitement.'

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coming September 2nd

A century since the monarchy was overthrown, the country of Albiyon has become a haven for its citizens, the young scholar Adairia included. Raised within the Albiyan university’s walls she has dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge. Preferring to hole up in the library than seek adventure elsewhere, she has grown accustomed to her comfortable routine… until the day everything changes. When she unwittingly awakens a sleeping dragon’s egg, Adairia is thrust into unfamiliar territory. Never having dreamed of dragons she is forced to seek out guidance from the exhilarating Isla, last direct descendent of the royal family and companion to a century-old dragon. Together they must navigate the surprises to come; for beyond the prospect of a new-born dragon Albiyon is about to face a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the peace of their realm.


Flames of Albiyon is a story of friendship, love, and acceptance that celebrates queer identity.

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The Flames of Albiyon

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