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Publisher Comments:

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers.
Did you know that and#8220;museumsand#8221; were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That and#8220;Janusand#8221; was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?

Where did these words and#8212; and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus and#8212; come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks and#8212; stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.

Synopsis:

Master storyteller Lise Lunge Larsen brings to life the ancient stories behind the enduring words the Greeks have given us. To be illustrated in full color.

Synopsis:

A classic gift book for ages 7 and up, this rich collection — illustrated in full-color by Gareth Hinds and retold by professional storyteller Lise Lunge-Larsen --and#160; shows how the ancient myths from Greece rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived as words we now use every day.and#160; (A few examples are genius, tantalize, panic, muse, nemesis, fury, victory.and#160; No mythology has given English as many words as the Greek and Roman myths.) Not only imparting the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, this slim book makes us understand the words more deeply.

About the Author

Lise Lunge-Larsen is an award-winning author and a professional storyteller. Born and raised in Norway, she lives with her family in the hills of Duluth, Minnesota.
Gareth Hinds has retold and illustrated several classics, including Beowulf and the much-acclaimed Odyssey. He lives in New York City with his wife

Table of Contents

In Olden Times     9

Gaea, Mother Earth    10

The Titans     12

ZEUS and his Family    16

Hera      24

Hephaestus     28

Aphrodite     30

Ares      32

Athena      34

Poseidon     38

Apollo      42

Artemis      44

Hermes      50

Hades      56

Persephone and Demeter    58

Dionysus     64

MINOR GOS, Nymphs, Satyrs, and Centaurs  70

Prometheus     72

Pandora      74

Deucalion     76

Eos      80

Helios and Phaëthon    82

Selene      86

Pan      90

Echo      92

Syrinx      94

The Wild and Vulgar Centaurs   96

Asclepius     98

The Nine Muses     100

Orpheus      102

MORTAL DESCENDANTS OF ZEUS   106

Europa and Cadmus    108

Tantalus and Pelops    112

Danaüs, Perseus, and the Gorgon   114

Clever and Vainglorious Kings   123

King Midas     124

Sisyphus     126

Bellerophon     128

Melampus     130

Heracles     132

Theseus      148

Oedipus      158

The Golden Fleece    162

The Calydonian Boar Hunt   176

The Apples of Love and the Apple of Discord 178

Everything Must Come to an End   189

INDEX      190 

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zappencorser, October 5, 2006 (view all comments by zappencorser)
This is the best book!! This book is so good that I repeatedly checked it out from my elementary school library and read it over and over back in the 1970's. Later when I was older, I looked all over for it and tried to special order it through my college bookstore, but it was out of print. It was finally reprinted it and I've owned my own copy for years!

The stories are fascinating as always and the artwork is unbelievably gorgeous!! It is great for young and old alike. One caution: Though I read it myself starting in about 2nd grade, it may not be for very young children. I was bit surprised at re-reading the stories as an adult how full of violence the stories are. Fortunately, there are plenty of heroes and heroines who defeat the bad guys and monsters!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385015837
Subtitle:
Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Author:
Hinds, Gareth
Author:
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin
Author:
Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Author:
Ingri D'Aulaire and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Author:
D'Aulaire, Edgar P.
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Garden City, N.Y.
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Action & Adventure
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
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:
Cloth
Series Volume:
#74
Publication Date:
20111025
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Master storyteller Lise Lunge Larsen brings to life the ancient stories behind the enduring words the Greeks have given us. To be illustrated in full color.

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A classic gift book for ages 7 and up, this rich collection — illustrated in full-color by Gareth Hinds and retold by professional storyteller Lise Lunge-Larsen --and#160; shows how the ancient myths from Greece rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived as words we now use every day.and#160; (A few examples are genius, tantalize, panic, muse, nemesis, fury, victory.and#160; No mythology has given English as many words as the Greek and Roman myths.) Not only imparting the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, this slim book makes us understand the words more deeply.
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