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THERE’S still time for children to take part in a mythical reading challenge over the summer.

The Mythical Maze challenge was created by illustrator Sarah McIntyre for Hampshire County Council.

It invites children to find their way around a labyrinth that introduces them to creatures from the world of legend and mythology, collecting stickers of each character along the way.

Each time they finish a book from the library, children can collect a sticker and after six books they can claim a certificate and a medal.

The challenge runs until Saturday, September 13, and is aimed at children aged four to 12.

Gosport Discovery Centre has a roaring dragon that guards the treasure of medals inside a specially-created cave.

There is also a competition to name the dragon.

At Stubbington library children have the choice of a griffin or a Pegasus to colour-in when they register and their pictures are added to the wall maze for everyone to see.