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"A treat for myth lovers and language lovers alike, this smart and well-executed compilation should provide readers with a deeper understanding of the ways in which language evolves and of the surprising symbolism behind certain words."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The colorful artwork and brief chapters make this volume ideal for classroom sharing. Use this unique offering to launch a discussion about the elemental power of story and its influence on modern-day language."--School Library Journal
"Sure to attract language arts teachers who want students to master word origins, this work will also hold strong appeal for teens who will be attracted by the combination of clever text and exceptional illustrations."--VOYA
EXCELLENT resource for teaching mythology! I used this for my 4th graders. GREAT BOOK!!!Published 3 months ago by Becky G.
I love this book because it talks about how we have certain words today like 'genius' 'fate' etc.Published 8 months ago by Christine Stratton
Not only has my daughter learned the root of some of our modern words, but I did as well!
The book is filled with numerous short stories of the Greek golden age era... Read more
If I could, I would ask for a refund. Looks nice in print but in digital form, it is dark, too small to read and you can't change settings to enable it to be easy to see.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
my ten year old loved this book. read it in one sitting. it was a short read but very interesting and informative for him.Published on August 6, 2013 by Dy Larson
Great book to introduce elementary or middle school children to word etymologies-the stories behind the words. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Dyan