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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (1962)

by Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

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A collection of Greek myths. "For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation."--Horn Book. "The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--The New York Times. From the Hardcover edition.… (more)
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    D'Aulaires' Trolls by Ingri d'Aulaire (timspalding)
    timspalding: Both great.
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    Tales from the Mabinogion by Gwyn Thomas (amanda4242)
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    Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman (alcedonium)
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    Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition, 2nd Edition, Part II: Literature of the Classical World by Elizabeth Vandiver (themulhern)
    themulhern: The lectures allow one to learn about the many sources from which the myths retold in the d'Aulaire's book are derived. Certainly gave me a greater appreciation.
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    Mythology by Edith Hamilton (Anonymous user)
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Independent reading level: Grades 5-9
  Cassandraann1221 | Nov 23, 2021 |
The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece described as if they were alive today.
  BLTSbraille | Oct 20, 2021 |
This is a favorite children's / Young Adult book of Greek Mythology, telling the stories of all the gods. While lacking the wonderful illustrations which the hard cover book is known for, the trade off of the audio book is that it has the benefit of providing pronunciations for those difficult names of mythology. All in all, a good introduction and background for the Greek myths. ( )
  rsutto22 | Jul 15, 2021 |
Not as good as "Norse Gods and Giants"; still good, though. The audio version, which includes celebrated narrators, is not worth the trouble, since it's the illustrations that make the book.

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Second review: What a difference having learned more about the subject matter makes! With Vandiver's lectures I now have a much greater appreciation for the book and really appreciated the audio book. ( )
  themulhern | Jun 25, 2021 |
A childhood favorite. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ingri d'Aulaireprimary authorall editionscalculated
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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A collection of Greek myths. "For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation."--Horn Book. "The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--The New York Times. From the Hardcover edition.

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