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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters Hardcover – October 11, 2011
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Christina Balit has illustrated a number of children's books, including Atlantis and Escape from Pompeii. Before becoming a prize-winning illustrator, Ms. Balit studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She lives in Kent, England.
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Here are a few examples:
"Life really started for Hera when she put on her gold sandals and strutted before that brother of hers, Zeus. and, oh glorious moment, he looked at her in that way of his."
"His [Ares] lips were full and peaked, and the thought of what they were capable of made goddesses tremble."
"The pompous nitwit [Zeus]." "This devilish god was worse than a billy goat ..."
"The robber Procrustes, who had two iron beds that he made his victims fit, putting short ones on the long bed and stretching them and putting tall ones on the short bed and cutting off parts .. "
"There she was again: Semele. Zeus' mouth watered. But Semele was human. He followed, intoxicated by her beauty."
"She [Aphrodite] could touch a god like a cool welcome spray on a hot afternoon or slam him like a tsunami that threatened to never let him up for air.Read more ›
Parent note: the book employs some sexually suggestive scenes and descriptions. Nothing hard-core, but eyebrow-raising and not suitable for younger children. Parents know best when their children are ready for trendy/sexy language.
This book delivers dynamite illustrations while bridging the gap between childhood picture books and Edith Hamilton. It gets kids ready for classic literary themes that they will read time and again in their highschool literature classes and beyond.
Also in this age range, do not miss Rosemary Sutcliff's adaptations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Black Ships Before Troy
The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey [WANDERINGS OF ODYSSEUS -OS]
For younger children, try some of these:
The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus (Trophy Picture Books)
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths (Margaret K. McElderry Book)
D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved reading about each story of the Gods and Goddess. I loved how each one was separated and focused on one at a time.Published 1 day ago by Bree
Havent finished, but has very pretty and artistic drawings to accompany the stories. I felt it excluded some major figures, like Prometheus' liver story, but was overall a good... Read morePublished 7 days ago by belle
My daughter is obsessed with Greek Mythology and mythology in general. This book was purchased after we got her the Egyptian Mythology book by the same company (National... Read morePublished 15 days ago by L. Limon
Very nice illustrations, but the stories are ... short, boring, definitely not for my 9 year old.Published 15 days ago by V. Dobrovolsky
The book is very appropriate for children who make their firsts encounters with Greek mythology.Published 16 days ago by vivian
After reading a small story in my daughters 4th grade class she was hooked on Greek Mythology. This book is beautiful, I am highly impressed at the graphics it contains. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Izzy's mom
Just the right thing to feed my 9 year old niece's interest in mythology. Within hours of receiving it at Christmas, she was looking up answers to specific questions she had... Read morePublished 1 month ago by lyn p.