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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri…

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (1962)

by Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

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I read this in sixth grade for a book report. It is the genesis of my obsession for Greek mythology. Thanks, D'Aulaires! ( )
  aliterarylion | Jul 14, 2014 |
This book was informative, but also very interesting as well! I appreciate that it isn't a difficult read by any means. So it's definitely targeted to a younger audience (3rd-8th grade, I'm thinking). One specific myth I enjoyed is the creation myth of Athena, the goddess of arts and literature. The myths are relatable to an audience as young as 2nd or 3rd grade because in the stories, the characters face some sort of conflict that shaped their personal character, and they learn a lesson in the end. Children can pick up on that lesson to be learned, and apply it to their own lives. These are great stories to start up discussions with students, asking them things like "what did you learn from this story?" or "have you been in a similar situation?" I think children would really enjoy talking about these myths!
  ErinnnPratt | Jun 9, 2014 |
This book is a compilation of many Greek Myths. This book includes most if not all the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece. The stories are short and intriguing so they appeal to a large audience. ( )
  azlanshae | May 15, 2014 |
It took my young mind on adventures! I still imagine many Greek myths according to their fanciful illustrations. ( )
  CallMeChristina | Mar 23, 2014 |
This is a collection of wonderful stories about the amazing greek gods and goddess beautifully told. No education should be left out with learning about greek mythology.
  alishablaire | Mar 18, 2014 |
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Ingri D'Aulaireprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parin d'Aulaire, Edgarmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Broderick, MatthewNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newman, PaulNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poitier, SidneyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Turner, KathleenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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

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A re-telling of the myths of ancient Greece for children.

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