D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
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... show more
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
Publish date: March 1st 1992
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: D'Aulaires' Greek Myths
I read bits and pieces of this book as a kid, but never read it all the way through. I think reading it either way works. Reading the book all the way through really helped me understand the different characters in the stories, particularly the minor gods and the heroes because chronologically you c...
This book is a wonderful introduction to Greek mythology! Every well known character in Greek mythology, along with lots of not so well known ones, is identified and described in an easily understandable way. Along with the character explanations, the book includes the amazing myths that the chara...
Have you been one of those who have been tormented with endless characters of Greek mythologies, all those weird guys with weird names? Or are you the one who keep messing up Orpheus, Oedipus and odyssey? Or always in a dilemma as to who copulated with who and what came out of whom? Which creature k...
Looking at other reviews, it seems like this might be one instance where I missed out by listening to the audio version rather than reading the book. On the other hand . . . Paul Newman, Kathleen Turner, and Sidney Poitier are fabulous readers (Matthew Broderick is decidedly not, but oh well). And t...
I remember reading this in 5th grade during our Greek Mythology unit, and then splitting up in groups and acting out the different myths. I played Aphrodite in the story of her "birth."