Myths and Legends from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on April 13th, 2020

Myths and Legends of the world is the perfect story book for children with a flair for imagination. The 21 stories in the book are based on historical narrative from ancient times. Many have a moral tale to them, inspire courage or simply explain away phenomena that were once a mystery, like a volcanic eruption. Animals, gods and goddesses form the characters in these captivating short stories.  

Read on to discover more and for your chance to win a copy. 

Myths and Legends book

About Myths and Legends of the World

Travel through Africa, Asia, Europe and the Arctic and discover the creatures of the sea and land that were used to explain ancient history. There are some imaginative explanations for some of the big questions such as how the world was created.  The stories are too farfetched to be mixed up with reality, but do give a little insight into different parts of the globe, their history, culture, climate and environment as the backdrop to the stories.


pages from Myths and Legends book

What we Love

  • Each story is easy to understand and captivating.

  • Clever Illustrations bring the myths and legends to life.

  • A helpful map at the start of each continent section helps the reader place the story.

  • Stimulates imagination, creativity and an interest in our ancient history.

Need to Know

RSP £14.99
Age Range 9 – 12 years
Author Alli Brydon
IllustratedJulia Iredale
PublisherLonely Planet Kids
Product Specification
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Dimensions:23.7 x 1.8 x 27.5 cm
StockistsLonely Planet on line shop, Amazon, The Telegraph Bookshop.
ISBN 9781788683074


Taster video of Myths and Legends of the World Book

Win your copy of Myths and Legends with Lonely Planet Kids and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win this delightful non- fiction book to fuel young minds with an interest in travel, simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Myths and Legends from Lonely Planet Kids


We were sent a copy of Myths and Legends of the World book for the purpose of this review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Our copy of the book is available to borrow from the Coombe Mill Games Room for our holiday guests.