King Midas and the Golden Touch, told by Charlotte Craft and illustrated by K.Y. Craft, tells the story of an ancient Greek king, greedy for all the gold he can get his hands on. One day, King Midas is granted one wish, so he wakes up the next day and everything he touches turns to gold. After having his initial fun, an unfortunate accident happens due to his new ability. King Midas must choose wealth or family, but don’t worry, it doesn’t have a tragic ending.
The artwork is beautiful, with its rich colors and gold that stand out. The drawings are very nearly realistic, truly drawing the reader into the world of the myth. This book is enjoyable for all ages, but is better when read together because of the amount of text and larger vocabulary. This book is for anyone looking for an interesting story with a universal lesson.
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