Treetops: Myths and Legends (part of Oxford Reading Tree)



Mythical Beasts and Fabulous Monsters


An introduction to four classic mythical beasts – the Minotaur, the Kraken, the Roc and the Phoenix – each themed with the four elements earth, water, air and fire

Why Dogs Have Black Noses

Ten traditional tales from around the world, all with a canine theme.

The Journey of Odysseus

The story of Odysseus’s epic journey home after the Trojan War is full of adventure – man eating monsters, storms and enchantresses – but his greatest challenge comes when he finally arrives home. Arranged in easily digestible chapters.

Tales of the Underworld

Four myths about passing into the underworld and loved ones trying to win them back. As well as the traditional Greek myth Orpheus and Eurydice, there is Savitri’s Three Wishes from India, Death and New Life from Australia and the Viking myth The Death of Balder.


A collection of seven stories from India, Lithuania, Korea, Africa, Scotland and Slovenia

The Legend of Gilgamesh

The dramatic story of Gilgamesh, a tyrant who almost destroys his people in his quest for glory and a place in history, is the earliest known written story and originated in Mesopotamia, now known as Iraq.

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Fiction | cross curricular | cultural diversity | suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them