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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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ISBN13: 9780440406945
ISBN10: 0440406943
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Oversized and lavishly illustrated, this definitive volume of Greek mythology introduces readers to all the major and lesser gods and goddesses as well as the mortal descendants of Zeus. The thrilling tales, along with the vivid artwork, bring the gods and such heroes as Hercules, Theseus, and Jason to life. A family tree, a map of the constellations, and a chart showing both the Greek and Roman names of the major gods are also included.

Review:

"For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation." Horn Book

Review:

"The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative." The New York Times

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"For any child fortunate enough to have this  generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient  legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the  pictures interpret the text literally and are full of  detail and witty observation."--Horn  Book.

"The drawings...are excellent  and excitingly evocative."--The New  York Times.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Bettina Domingue, September 26, 2011 (view all comments by Bettina Domingue)
This book looks like a simple re-telling of ancient Greek mythology. And yes, it is that. But what makes this such a treasure is the way they put it together. There is a thread, much as the Fates spun theirs for humans. For example, when the chapter on Theseus concludes, the next chapter starts with the tale of Oedipus meeting Theseus. Thus, we learn the tale of Oedipus.

The drawings are simple, but tell the entire story. Instead of focusing on just an illustration of a character, there is a symbol or event happening throughout, so the reader can see Heracles and his various quests.

One can see how a child would want to read this over and over, but it's a great read for adults, too. Why? Because all the various gods and goddesses are shown in a two-page illustrated layout, with the Roman versions shown toward the end of the book. For anyone who ever became confused with Zeus and all of his cronies, this simplifies it all and ties it up with one nice Golden Thread.

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punk kity, March 12, 2007 (view all comments by punk kity)
you all should comment more on this book. in my opinion this book is fit for kids ages 11and up. there is a lot of violence in the book but every monster of bad guy is slayed by the mighty god and goddesses! try reading this book if you haven't! trust me you won't regret it!
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punk kity, March 12, 2007 (view all comments by punk kity)
i looove Greek mythology!it was the first thing i learned about as a child. i am now 13 years old. even though i am only 13 i understand everything that i am told about Greece and greek mythology.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440406945
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Author:
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Author:
Ingrid D'Aulaire
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
mythology;greece;greek;myths;history;ancient greece;children s;fiction;greek mythology;children;myth;classics;children s literature;folklore;ancient history;reference;picture book;gods;ancient;religion;literature;juvenile;kids;non-fiction;classic;children
Subject:
mythology;greece;greek;myths;history;ancient greece;children s;fiction;greek mythology;children;myth;classics;children s literature;folklore;ancient history;reference;picture book;gods;ancient;religion;literature;juvenile;kids;non-fiction;classic;children
Subject:
mythology;greece;greek;myths;history;ancient greece;children s;fiction;greek mythology;children;myth;classics;children s literature;folklore;ancient history;reference;picture book;gods;ancient;religion;literature;juvenile;kids;non-fiction;classic;children
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
A Yearling special
Series Volume:
96-23
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
12.18x8.82x.54 in. 1.60 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 192 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780440406945 Reviews:
"Review" by , "For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation."
"Review" by , "The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , "For any child fortunate enough to have this  generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient  legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the  pictures interpret the text literally and are full of  detail and witty observation."--Horn  Book.

"The drawings...are excellent  and excitingly evocative."--The New  York Times.

From the Hardcover edition.

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