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From the best-selling author of Horrible Histories...

Mesopotamia, 2500 years ago

Everyone in the tribe must work; all the men go hunting for bulls and mountain lions - apart from Sin-leqi, that is. Sin-leqi stays home and reads tablets in the great temples. The tablets tell tales of the legendary Gilgamesh, tales that are so fantastical that lazy Sin-leqi doesn't have to work, as long as he keeps telling them. But when the story comes to end, Sin-leqi is in trouble...

A brand new and exciting tale, based on real historical and archaeological evidence, this story is full of Terry Deary's imaginative style and dry wit.

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This is Book 4 in the Stone Age Tales Series. See all Stone Age Tales books here.

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3rd April '18
Noodle2011 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster 9781472950352
5 stars
The characters were clever because they had plans to trick the rest of the tribe. It was really interesting to hear the stories from years ago.
I would like to read more books in this series.
17th March '18
I read it to WillP aged 6 aged 6
Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster 9781472950352
5 stars
My son is a huge horrible histories fan, so I knew this book would appeal. Great illustrations, interesting stories, and lots of humour, as you would expect.
My son liked the fact files that were interspersed throughout, giving context and insights into the fictional story.
25th March '18
I read it to LucaT aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
My 7 year old son was initially reluctant to have this book read to him. But as soon as I started it he was hooked and didn’t want me to stop. It’s very well written and gives a good impression of how it was to live in Stone Age times.  Perfect for this age group as they study early man in ks2.

This was our favourite of the 4 books in the series. 

My son would like to hear the Saxon tales by the same author now! 
4th May '18
Esa Mahmood Asghar read it themselves aged 14 aged 14
Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster 9781472950352
4 stars
Terry Deary, yet again, proves he is the greatest historian of the century. He provides an extremely entertaining style of writing, and still manages to teach you many great facts. Despite most of his books being for older readers. Deary shows in this book that he is just as capable at writing for younger ones. This hilarious book teaches us the fantastic story of Gilgamesh, in an engaging way. 
19th March '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
Sin-leqi is a trainee priest, who uses his gift for storytelling to avoid hunting with his brothers in the stifling heat. Over the course of three evenings Sin-leqi recounts the story of Gilgamesh, determined to make it last as long as possible to ensure he can spend his days in the cool temple. But his story can’t keep him from his chores any longer, can it?

Set in Mesopotamia 2500 years ago, and based on archaeological evidence and real history, The Great Monster is a retelling of what is possibly one of the earliest stories to ever have been written down. With a fact file to accompany the story, and ideas for further exploration, it’s a great way to learn more about the history of myths and written stories, as well as Stone Age life in another country, through the eyes of the cunning and cheeky Sin-leqi.
14th March '18
Yzabelle read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
I quite liked this book, the character Sin-leqi was funny.
I would like to read a few more of the series
11th March '18
I read it to Suzanne aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
Such a funny and accesible story for anyone to read, especially adorable to see the reaction of readers that are finally comprehending what they read. It's a good book to understand and engage with history and life during the Stone Age. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy to read story.
12th March '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster 9781472950352
4 stars
We liked this.  Some legendary tales in bite sized pieces with a good dose of cute illustrations along the way.  A perfect bedtime book and a fab way to transition from picture books to independent reading - whilst learning  little history along the way!
12th March '18
I read it to rsa aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
We have read three of the Stone Age Tales by Terry Deary now. This was our favourite one. It had more humour in it and the characters seem more interesting. My son was a little disappointed in Enkidu though - 'He's not really a hairy monster. Just an old man.' He was quite impressed by the Fact File at the end of the tale and how the story has some truth in it. I liked that it gives the reader advice regarding the art of storytelling. A very useful and engaging short tale for young primary school children. My son now wants to have a go at Monster Mash up - one of the suggested activities at the end of the book.
13th March '18
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 6 aged 6
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4 stars
Another great book from the Stone Age Tales range, great illustrations, it really opens the mind to history and the Stone Age. My son is fascinated and loves to recreate what we have read. Great for independent reading as it is so interesting.
11th August '18
Esa read it themselves aged 14 aged 14
Stone Age Tales: The Great Monster 9781472950352
4 stars
Terry Deary, yet again, proves he is the greatest historian of the century. He provides an extremely entertaining style of writing, and still manages to teach you many great facts. Despite most of his books being for older readers. Deary shows in this book that he is just as capable at writing for younger ones. This hilarious book teaches us the fantastic story of Gilgamesh, in an engaging way.
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About Terry Deary

Terry Deary is the author of 270 books over a period of 38 years and is one of the most successful children's authors of all time. His books have sold over 27 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 40 languages, as well as the Horrible Histories series being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted T...

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