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andlt;B andgt;Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Ancient myths continue to have modern relevanceand#8212;for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier andlt;Iandgt;Oh My Gods andlt;/Iandgt;and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights. Sixty dramatic illustrations enliven the book.

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Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.

Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights. Sixty dramatic illustrations enliven the book.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Philip Freemanandlt;/bandgt; is Qualley Professor of Classics at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and a former professor of classics at Washington University in St. Louis. He was selected as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton for January 2012. He earned the first joint Ph.D. in classics and Celtic studies from Harvard University, and has been a visiting scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, the American Academy in Rome, and the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.andnbsp;The author of several previous books including andlt;iandgt;Alexander the Great,andlt;/iandgt;andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;St. Patrick of Ireland andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Julius Caesar, andlt;/iandgt;he lives with his family in Decorah, Iowa. Visit him at PhilipFreemanBooks.com.andlt;Bandgt;Laurie Calkhoven andlt;/Bandgt;is the author of many books, including andlt;iandgt;George Washington: An American Lifeandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedomandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com.Drew Willis is an art director and illustrator working in New York City. Visit him at DrewWillis.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442417304
Author:
Freeman, Philip
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author:
Willis, Drew
Author:
Calkhoven, Laurie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20130723
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c cvr (no spfx); b-w halftone interior
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Children's » History » World History
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"Synopsis" by , Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.

Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights. Sixty dramatic illustrations enliven the book.

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