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The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by Aliki
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The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus (1994)

by Aliki

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This was a very informative and beautifully illustrated book about the origins of different gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. I originally hoped this would be a good addition to a history lesson about Ancient Greece or a language arts lesson about myths and folklore, after reading it I think it might be a little too inappropriate for younger children. The reading level is K-5, but I think this would be better for middle school children. I did enjoy the book though, especially given my interest in Greek gods and goddesses. ( )
  NRedler | Feb 4, 2016 |
The book begins by telling the story of how the greek Gods came to be.It then went into detail about each God and their specific power, such as Zeus and Athena.
  michelleripley | Jan 11, 2016 |
A beauitfully illustrated guide to Ancient Greece's Gods and Goddesses. It gives a very child (and adult!) friendly overview of the history of the gods and their stories. I MUST for any classroom leaning about Greek Mythology! ( )
  mariekagreene | Mar 9, 2014 |
My first book by Aliki and my first book on mythology. This is a great, simple introduction to Greek mythology with lovely illustrations kids should enjoy. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
Genre: Myths

Review: This book tells all about the different Greek mythology characters from ancient Greece. It combines a lot of the stories told in Greek mythology such as the creation of earth, battles over the gods and their reign, stories of family, and individual stories about the different characters. This story is, therefore, a Myth book because it tells all about the Greek mythology characters and stories.

There really is no good character because there are so many main characters; no one set setting because it takes place all over; not a good set plot because it has individual stories throughout; and there were no styles or points of view that were represented.

Media: First drawn in pencil on heavy cold-press paper. Then inked and colored with washes of gouache paints and colored pencils. ( )
  Venisa | Mar 7, 2012 |
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Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. "[Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level."—BL. "Aliki's fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks."—SLJ.

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Greek myths, read about the legends, their loves, and their fierce battles for universal power. Sugggested level: primary, intermediate.

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