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The Resource The last quest of Gilgamesh, retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman

The last quest of Gilgamesh, retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman

Label
The last quest of Gilgamesh
Title
The last quest of Gilgamesh
Statement of responsibility
retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his final quest, Gilgamesh, still mourning the death of his dear friend Enkidu, sets out to find the key to immortality. His journey is perilous. He must fight ferocious serpents and wild lions. He travels through bitterly cold caves, across scorching deserts, and over the fatal waters of the Sea of Death. Finally he arrives at the palace of Utnapishtim, the only human who knows the secret of immortality. Utnapishtim sets Gilgamesh a test to stay away for six days and seven nights, but Gilgamesh fails. His last hope, a flower of eternal youth, is eaten by the goddess Ishtar, who exacts her revenge. Finally, Enkidu comes from the underworld to show Gilgamesh true immortality: the king will be remembered for his good deeds, courage, and love for his people" --
Summary
Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves a series of dangers in an effort to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves his goal, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend
Award
Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Children's Literature (Illustration), 1995.
Assigning source
Provided by Amazon
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
101704
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zeman, Ludmila
Dewey number
398.2/0935
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
3.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gilgamesh
  • Gilgamesh
  • Folklore
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc
  • Tales
  • Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Folklore
  • Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Tales
  • Middle East
  • Folklore
  • Iraq
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The last quest of Gilgamesh, retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Book 3 of 3 in the Gilgamesh Trilogy Series "
  • The third book in the trilogy of children's books written and illustrated by Zeman: Gilgamesh the King (1991), The Revenge of Ishtar (1993), and The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (1995)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1962209
Dimensions
27 x 30 cm
Edition
Reprint edition.
Extent
24 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780887763809
Lccn
93061787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780887763809
  • (OCoLC)33035906
Label
The last quest of Gilgamesh, retold and illustrated by Ludmila Zeman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Book 3 of 3 in the Gilgamesh Trilogy Series "
  • The third book in the trilogy of children's books written and illustrated by Zeman: Gilgamesh the King (1991), The Revenge of Ishtar (1993), and The Last Quest of Gilgamesh (1995)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1962209
Dimensions
27 x 30 cm
Edition
Reprint edition.
Extent
24 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780887763809
Lccn
93061787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780887763809
  • (OCoLC)33035906

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