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The Clashing Rocks

the Story of Jason
(A book in the Retellings of Classic Tales series)
A novel by

Mr. Serraillier has carefully selected varied incidents from the Jason story and set them out in logical progression. In a direct, lucid style, he has captured the grandeur of mythology; the dialogue is strong, the language rhythmic. Jason's strange upbringing - he was raised by a centaur - is skimmed over; the Argonauts' search for the golden fleece which is guarded by a wakeful serpent and Jason's marriage to Medea who savagely kills two of her own children are recounted in effective detail. The harpies, the sirens, Circe and other mythological, ??intriguing creatures are here. The author has done a superior job in adhering to the original while keeping his text simple. (Kirkus Reviews)One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is a retelling of the legend of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 1971 : UK Hardback

Title: The Clashing Rocks (New Windmills)
Author(s): Mr Ian Serraillier
ISBN: 0-435-12147-2 / 978-0-435-12147-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

July 1972 : UK Paperback

Title: Clashing Rocks -- The Story of Jason and the Argonauts (Carousel Books)
Author(s): Ian Serraillier
ISBN: 0-552-52022-5 / 978-0-552-52022-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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