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No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly--and mortal--personalities.
The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the name Gaea will still evoke the soft green picture of lovely Mother Earth, her body hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the stars of her husband, Uranus the sky. No child is too young to appreciate the myths that have built the foundation for much of the world's art and literature over the centuries. This introduction to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to adult) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"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."
"The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--The New York Times
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What could help a young child more than learning about the Greek myths? This subject and Roman myths are the bases of Western Civilization. Read morePublished 1 month ago by amazon addict
very good condition with a nice package! the book is full of beautiful pictures. i really enjoy reading myself and for my daughter.Published 1 month ago by Dong Jin Shin
This book on CD is fabulous. I initially bought it for long car rides. Somehow, this set of Greek myths migrated in to the house and my older kids listen to it over and over again. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mama of 4
Had this as a kid - fond memories didn't realise as I imagined they would - it is really dated in its prose and fairly hard to read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rossisinski