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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories…

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes &…

by Donna Jo Napoli

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Artemis is very different from her twin brother Apollo, she is much more down to earth. Apollo is much more like a high school jock (brash, self centered, egocentric) while Artemis is more like an art kid (likes to be alone, humble, modest). But his story proves that she is still not someone to cross. Niobe challenges Artemis' mother, Leto, because she believes that she is better because she bore more children. So Apollo kills Niobe's sons while they are hunting, and Artemis kills her daughters in front of her.
  Ivary | Apr 5, 2016 |
I really enjoy Greek mythology so I enjoyed this book. It would not be a good book to read to a class because it is long and academic but it would be good to have for silent reading time. It would also be a good source for a Greek mythology project or paper. ( )
  SamanthaPurvis3 | Mar 13, 2016 |
I really like this book. Even after reading Percy Jackson, this is still a thrilling book. It gives good description of things that you might not know about Greek mythology. It even tells you cool facts about that god/goddess/hero/ monster. It tells about Zeus's many wives, Hercules becoming immortal, and many other stories that make you not want to put the book down (note for parents: it doesn't have any of inappropriate pictures). I would recommend this book to people who are interested in mythological facts from other countries besides North America. I would also recommend it to people who have read and liked Percy Jackson, but people who haven't read Percy Jackson can read it, but they might not know as much as people who have read it. So if you haven't read Percy Jackson, read it. It's good. There is one thing I don't like about this book. It doesn't tell you some things that Percy Jackson will provide, fact wise. ( )
  Aliceshah | Sep 26, 2015 |
classic stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

Personal reflection; I realy like this book it has all the greek mythology, map of Greece,time line, and cast of characters

Classroom use; absolutely must have for class room. The illustration is amazing and children will just enjoy flipping threw looking at the pictures and getting introduce to mythology. Better suited for 5 Th graders an older. ( )
  rwoody | Nov 24, 2014 |
This was one of my most favorite topics to learn about even when I was young. I remember being mesmerized by the crazy stories about who was in charge of what part of the world, what they did. The stories were fascinating, filled with wonder and I couldn’t believe that these stories lasted for 1000s of years. This particular collection of stories is written in a way that the reader is on a journey experiencing each story first hand rather than just telling the story as if it were fact. This can be seen in every story like in the story of Zeus; it says “Zeus’ heartbeat raced. It filled his head. It filled his whole self.” The one thing I believed that the book did really well on was their use of extra-textual features. In each story you will see side notes and pictures that describe what is happening in the text. The pictures are detailed drawing of each god and all of them are different and unique. At the end of the book they even have timelines, maps, and quick little bios of each god with short description. ( )
  drhode3 | Mar 15, 2014 |
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Presents illustrated retellings of classic Greek myths, sharing the stories of Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa, with sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster that link the tales to constellations, history, geography, and culture, and including profiles, a family tree, and other resources.… (more)

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