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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. <BR>"The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--"The New York Times. <P>"From the Hardcover edition.

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Gold Gato, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780808580065
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Author:
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Edition Description:
Turtleback Scho
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
12.48x8.68x.80 in. 2.18 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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