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Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology: The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures Hardcover – May 4, 2011
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About the Author
Heather Alexander has written numerous books for children and young adults including previous titles in this series, A Child's Introduction to the World and A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology. She is a former children's book editor and lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Meredith Hamilton graduated from Brown University and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Formerly an art director at Newsweek and Time, she illustrated the previous six books in the Child's Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in magazines and animations as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.
Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations are great and engaging. It is a great introductory mythology book.
My son is a little advanced for a boy his age when it comes to sitting and listening, but not by much. My recommended age would be for 7 years and up - but every child is unique. Some people may be uncomfortable with some of the stories - Zeus is notoriously unfaithful, he sends Prometheus to a rock to get his liver eaten out everyday for eternity, Medusa, Cyclopes... My kids ate it up. I knew what I was getting into - it is Greek Mythology - but just know there are some stories that may make you squirm a little depending on the age of your children.
Overall - I highly rate this book.
So well written and easily digestible for a group of 6-7 year olds.
Also loved that it included a poster/family tree, stickers, and tattoos. So masterfully done.
Enter this incredible picture book version I bought last year on Amazon. It really covers the bases without ALL the details, but what's important for my students is that are ARE details, and they match what I've taught them. Even Hercules is a two or three page version in language that doesn't startle those who shun words they don't know.
I would strongly suggest this for low level readers, and ELL. Just the pages that describe the Olympian gods are worth their weight in gold!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought by mistake I was ordering the Egyptian mythology books and inadvertently got this I hope she likes itPublished 1 month ago by Lorraine Lowe
We bought this for our 7 year old to introduce her to more Greek Mythology. The page layout is wonderful and she is loving all of the stories!Published 1 month ago by JennaBananaaa
I use this book to teach mythology in my classroom. Students are fascinated with the stories.Published 2 months ago by Judy
My 7 year old LOVED this book!! We bought all the others in this category!Published 3 months ago by K. Boshart
This will be a great introductory to the mythology, but 4-1/2 was too soon for my little girl.Published 3 months ago by KingKrush
My 7 yr old can't stop reading this book for days straight! She loves it and is now re-reading it.Published 5 months ago by Vy
This is an awesome book. I bought to read to my grandson. His mother fell in love with the book and I bought her one for home. Very easy reading.Published 7 months ago by mskl