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Jason and the Golden Fleece

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Young Reading Series 2
Jason and the Golden Fleece

  • The classic Greek myth re-told for children growing in reading confidence.
  • When Jason is sent on a quest for the Golden Fleece, he doesn’t expect it to involve clashing rocks, man-eating birds and a murderous king.
  • Featuring the colourful illustrations of Stephen Cartwright.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.


Key Stage: KS1 E; Age 6+

Lexile Measure: 580L

Book Band: 10 - White

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
Price: £5.99
ISBN: 9780746080771
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Claudia Zeff

Illustrator: Stephen Cartwright

Reader Reviews

Jason and the Golden Fleece
Jason and the Golden Fleece is a really good book. It is all about a man called Jason who tries to get his magical golden fleece back after his uncle Pelias took it away when he was younger. The book tells the story of how Jason built a boat and went to Iolkos with his crew to find the fleece. Jason has to complete some very hard challenges to get the fleece back. The book has lots of really good colourful drawings.

Katie Moore, 5th February 2012
A great tale......
Jason and the Golden Fleece is a really exciting book. You should read it. The story is about travelling, bravery, falling in love, royalty and special missions. If you read it I know you will enjoy it.

Carina Macdonald, 30th January 2012


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