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The tortoise and the dare / Terry Deary ; inside illustrations by Helen Flook.

By: Deary, Terry, 1946- [author.].
Contributor(s): Flook, Helen [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Deary, Terry, Greek tales: Edition: Paperback edition.Description: 64 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781472942029.Subject(s): Twins -- Children's fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Children's fiction | Running races -- Children's fiction | Wagers -- Children's fiction | Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Olympia, 750 BC. The boys at school are excited. The Olympic games are coming to the city. They may be too young to compete, but their teacher suggests the school should have its own games. Of course, girls have no part at all in these festivities, so Elena can only watch as her twin brother, Cypselis, prepares for the race. Then she discovers he has made a bet with Big Bacchiad (the school bully). If Cypselis wins he will get a new goat, if he loses then Elena will become Bacchiad's slave. Elena's freedom is at stake - she needs all her cunning to make sure her brother wins. But will he? As Aesop said, 'Slow and steady wins the race.'
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From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... The boys at school are excited. The Olympic games are coming to the city. They may be too young to compete, but their teacher suggests the school should have its own games. Of course, girls have no part at all in these festivities but Elena discovers her twin brother, Cypselis, has made a bet with Big Bacchiad (the school bully). If Cypselis wins he will get a new goat. If he loses then Elena will become Bacchiad's slave. Elena's freedom is at stake - she needs all her cunning to make sure her brother wins. But will he? Terry Deary's Greek Tales explore the world of Ancient Greece through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. These stories feature real people and take place in some of the most recognisable Greek settings. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Originally published: London : A. & C. Black, 2007.

"Featuring bonus content by Terry Deary" -- cover.

Olympia, 750 BC. The boys at school are excited. The Olympic games are coming to the city. They may be too young to compete, but their teacher suggests the school should have its own games. Of course, girls have no part at all in these festivities, so Elena can only watch as her twin brother, Cypselis, prepares for the race. Then she discovers he has made a bet with Big Bacchiad (the school bully). If Cypselis wins he will get a new goat, if he loses then Elena will become Bacchiad's slave. Elena's freedom is at stake - she needs all her cunning to make sure her brother wins. But will he? As Aesop said, 'Slow and steady wins the race.'

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