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Classic Starts™: Greek Myths (Classic Starts™ Series) Hardcover – Abridged, June 7, 2011

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Series: Classic Starts™ Series
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; Abridged edition (June 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402773129
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402773129
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Diane Namm is a children's book author of over 65 titles. A dedicated advocate of literacy, Namm is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of West of Broadway www.westofbroadway.org, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, and a grant recipient of the LA County Performing Arts Council. Namm and West of Broadway are dedicated to promoting literacy and social and civic responsibility through stage.

Namm is an award-winning writer-director-producer for stage and film. Her production company, Lady of the Canyon ALL MEDIA, LLC is currently in development on a number of multi-media projects (ladyofthecanyon.com). Recent film projects include FINDING HOPE, THE SACRIFICE, TELEMAFIA, GREAT AMERICAN PIGEON RACE, WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE DINGLE and SASA.

Diane was honored by Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California in 2008 for producing and directing their PSA. She has served as a writing mentor for CREATE NOW, developing writing workshops for at-risk youth in juvenile detention centers, rehab centers and group homes. She is on the Advisory Board for the University of Michigan/English Department; HART-US; Edgemar Center for the ArtsTheater Company; a past Artist-in-Residence at the Pasadena Playhouse, and a member of AFI, Women in Film, Authors Guild and National Women in the Arts.

Drop by Diane's Facebook page to say hello! http://www.facebook.com/DianeNammFan

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DC on August 7, 2011
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I have been purchasing the classic start series books and reading them along with my child for the past six months. We have enjoyed every one we have read together. The classic starts are abridged "introductions" to the classic novels, meaning that the story line is still intact without all of the difficult dialogue that is often in a classic heavy read. The chapter length and wording are appropriate for elementary-aged children to read on their own.

We find this book, "Greek Myths" very exciting. It is a group of short tales including Jason and the Golden Fleece, Heracles, Perseus, Icarus, The Minotaur, and more. The book explains how the greek gods came to be and then tells stories involving them. It is a great introduction for a child into the classic greek myths.
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my 9 yr old daughter loves it, and I love that she is getting a head start on this kind of reading. When she is ready for the real book, she will have an idea about what she is reading and for now, she can get the references to these stories.
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Diane Namm does a great job with the myths of all the countries. They are interesting and a great way to get 6th graders to enhance the myths they are studying.
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nice condensed books. The whole set works well for young readers, or beginner to read. It kept the main story while short enough the grasp in a few days.
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I like the book it is just what my granddaughter needed. She is so excited finally a book she can read and understand about Greek Myths.
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By A. Ortiz on December 21, 2013
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My children love it. It is written at a kid level with the main points still intact. These are not your regular abridged books.
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