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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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This is a great reference book, not a one time read. I would keep it on my shelf and maybe include one god at a time as it correlates to something else I am teaching, adding another layer of perception. For those greek mythology fanatics (and there are many in late primer) this book would be read for weeks on end. ( )
  Glorydaze | Nov 21, 2015 |
NOTE: This was the time that Barnes and Nobles was renovating their children's section. I actually had to find the story of Pandora's box online.

Epimethius is given a gift from Zeus. Pandora a beautiful young lady. Pandora came with a box with scrolling that declares that no one is to open it until the Gods say. Pandora spends most of her time sitting at home waiting for Epimethius to return from the fields. She constantly ponders what is in the box. One day the curiosity gets the best of her. She opens to box unleashing plagues and death upon humanity. ( )
  katelyndraper | Oct 20, 2015 |
A combination of ancient greek myth is presented in this collection. Stories of gods and humans will keep the reader entertained.
  yatsogu | Aug 13, 2015 |
Read for assignment.
  jlange4 | Mar 16, 2015 |
  mrsforrest | Oct 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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