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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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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 |
read for the folktale assignment. I read two of the myths from this collection one was the story of Helios and the other was the story of Oedipus. It was about the powers of fate and Oedipus' journey and his sad story. He was told by the oracle that he was to murder his father and marry his mother. He tried everything he could not to let that happen, but with all his efforts he ended up doing the exact thing he was trying to avoid.
  acbanis | Aug 14, 2014 |
This story is about the beginnings of the Greek Myths. It starts with the fall of the Titans and the rise of Zeus. It goes on to tell the stories of many of the Greek Gods, and how the Greek people interpret the world.
  Abdullah9000 | Aug 13, 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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