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

by Donna Jo Napoli

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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 |
This book play out like a soap opera full of the who's who of ancient times. A nice introduction to Greek mythology helped out by colorful and interesting illustrations.
  gradschool14 | Jan 15, 2014 |
The stories were heavily edited for a child audience, but I still gave it a 4-star rating because of the beautiful illustrations. There's just something about the artwork that really appeals to me and it was a plus that there are nearly as many pictures as there are pages of text. ( )
  HarperKingsley | Nov 13, 2013 |
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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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