With the love of ancient literature came an integral interest in old music, for we find in many instances, folk-tails chanted by the ancient Scop, (story teller) ), accompanied by a hand held stringed, harp style, instrument. Granted I have taken liberal literary license with Beowulf to make it interesting for kids.
Based on an early interest in ancient literature, I always harbored the theory that ancient manuscripts could be translated into elementary versions interesting to kids. To follow will be yet untranslated versions of Plato, Homer, Gilgamesh, and others. I hope to fullfill two important purposes with these stories; that they be read and understood by children, and that they pass the inevitable critical review by scholars of ancient literature.