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ISBN13: 9780789402028
ISBN10: 0789402025
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Myths are the dreams of mankind, at once utterly strange and hauntingly familiar. They tell of beginnings and ends, creation and destruction, life and death... This beautifully illustrated book gathers together many of the most popular myths from all over the world, including a selection of the great classical tales of Greece and Rome and myths from Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Native American, Aborginal, African, and Asian traditions. They are retold for readers of all ages in a vivid, accessible style by Neil Philip, an authority on mythology and folklore. The illustrations by Nilesh Mistry link the main episodes of each myth, involving readers in the action and atmosphere. This exciting new approach also provides intriguing glimpses into the cultures from which these myths have sprung. Background information, accompanied by color photographs, explores the tales' historical, cultural, and geographical context. The stories are grouped together thematically — allowing readers to appreciate not only the difference, but also the uncanny similarities between many of the world's cultures. The Illustrated Book of Myths brings together and illuminates timeless, universal stories, many of which form part of our literary heritage. Its special qualities make this collection both an important reference book for the whole family and a lasting source of inspiration and delight.

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Myths are grouped by theme under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and the Afterlife, allowing readers to compare similar stories from different parts of the world and to gain insight into other cultures. Background information about historical and cultural events includes photos of places and objects mentioned in each story.

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"Uses classical cultural categories — creation, destruction, fertility. and the gods' relationships with humans and animals — to draw connections between the diverse traditions of five continents. A rich, handsome resource". — Booklist

About the Author

Neil Philip studied English at Oxford University before getting his Ph.D. in myth and folklore in children's books at Bedford College, London University. He has written a number of titles in the field of myth and folklore including for adults, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin English Folktales, and The Penguin Scottish Folktales, and, for children, the Tale of Sir Gawain, Fairy Tales of Eastern Europe, The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault, and The Arabian Nights. Other publications include A Fine Anger, Between Earth and Sky, Victorian Village Life, and A New Treasury of Poetry. Nilesh Mistry was born in Bombay in 1966 and came to London in 1975. He completed his higher diploma in illustration at Harrow School of Art in 1988 and postgraduate studies at the Central St. Martin's Schoold of Art in 1990.

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Azura, February 14, 2013 (view all comments by Azura)
I used to have this book at my library. I LOVED mythology, and one day I found this book. Oh, my gosh, I spent hours upon hours reading it. I was MESNERIZED by its stories about creation, apocalypses, gods, beasts, life, death. This stunning book is an essential in understanding the essense of these cultures and myths. I absolutely loved this book and have been trying to track it down since our library doesn't have it anymore. I strongly recommend it for anyone who wants to dig a bit deeper.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780789402028
Compiled:
Mistry, Nilesh
Author:
Philip, Neil
Illustrator:
Mistry, Nilesh
Compiled:
Philip, Neil
Author:
Philip, Neil
Author:
Mistry, Nilesh
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Children's
Subject:
Mythology -- Juvenile literature.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
September 1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.20x7.94x.72 in. 1.84 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 192 pages DK Publishing - English 9780789402028 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Myths are grouped by theme under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and the Afterlife, allowing readers to compare similar stories from different parts of the world and to gain insight into other cultures. Background information about historical and cultural events includes photos of places and objects mentioned in each story.
"Synopsis" by , "Uses classical cultural categories — creation, destruction, fertility. and the gods' relationships with humans and animals — to draw connections between the diverse traditions of five continents. A rich, handsome resource". — Booklist
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