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Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet by…

Z is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet

by Helen L. Wilbur

Other authors: Victor Juhasz (Illustrator)

Series: Sleeping Bear Alphabets, Alphabet is for (Z)

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This book has great pictures and offers just enough information about the Greek myths, gods/goddesses, heroes, and other supernatural creatures and such.
  cynalibo | Oct 13, 2014 |
This is primarily a picture book, but also has elements of poetry and history. Each letter has a small poem associated with it, having to do with some aspect of Greek mythology that goes with that letter. I didn't think that the poetry aspect of the book was any good at all. However, also on each page there were larger descriptions of things mentioned in the poem and/or drawn on the pages. These descriptions were a bit better, as they gave interesting information about Greek mythology, including about the relationships between the gods, and specific Greek myths (such as P is for Pandora's Box...). If a kid is really interested in Greek mythology, they may like this book, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it. Also, I'm sure there are better Greek mythology books to recommend to kids anyway. ( )
  conlonk | Jan 29, 2013 |
The author and illustrator skillfully uses authentic story and art in a fun way to introduce ancient Greece to children. The author shows us that Greek influence is all around us, in our words, stories, names, and even our alphabet. She explains that by reading and studying myths our understanding of these words, stories, names, and meanings will begin to make more sense.
  alexa.kirk | Mar 18, 2012 |
This book can be used with children for sure. When teaching a mythology unit this is a MUST HAVE. The wonderful poetry can be used as a model for fabulous works and a way to link content areas to the learnings.
  hetrickm | Oct 10, 2010 |
Age Appropriateness: Primary, Intermediate
Genre: Myths and Legends
Review: This book is a great introduction to Greek mythology for a wide range of ages. It is an accurate record of mythological characters and it displays this information in two ways. The first is in a way that primary students could read and understand and the second goes into more detail and could be comprehended by intermediate students. ( )
  finnyann126 | Apr 9, 2010 |
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"An A to Z introduction to Greek mythology including heros, gods and goddesses, the Iliad, Dephi, and Labyrinth. Each topic is introduced with a poem and includes detailed-filled expository text"--Provided by publisher.

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