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The story of Jason and his quest for the Golden Fleece remains a favorite with children. Ken Catran''s version of the tale takes a slightly different tack from previous authors. Pylos, an apprentice shipbuilder, is rescued by Hercules from his cruel master and accompanies the Argonauts as the ship''s boy and narrates the exciting events that happen during the three-year voyage: the sea battle with the Trojans, the harrowing passage through the clashing rocks, Jason''s ill-fated romance with Medea, and the palace intrigue and royal rivalries that threaten to destroy the mission. Ken Catran''s colorful characters, vivid dialogue, and dramatic narrative make this award winner a compulsively readable version of the classic myth.