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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (1962)

by Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

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Classic Literature. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Mythology. HTML:

Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick
Here are the immortals of Olympus—the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece—as freshly described as if they were alive today.
/> Mighty Zeus with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot. . . these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

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    Tales from the Mabinogion by Gwyn Thomas (amanda4242)
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    D'Aulaires' Trolls by Ingri d'Aulaire (timspalding)
    timspalding: Both great.
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    Gilgamesh the King by Ludmila Zeman (alcedonium)
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    Mythology by Edith Hamilton (Anonymous user)
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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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Greek myths
  Docent-MFAStPete | May 27, 2024 |
Independent reading level grades third through sixth
Traditional lit - myth or legend
  Teannawiggins21 | Mar 28, 2024 |
An accessible and beautifully illustrated introduction to Greek mythology.
Caldecott Award-winners. ( )
  madison02 | Dec 7, 2023 |
I absolutely loved this book as a kid! It's a great introduction to Greek Myths. It covers the 12 Olympic gods, a few Chthonian (Persephone and Hades), as well as important minor figures like Pan and Echo. The book also has a section for the descendants of Zeus, including Heracles and Oedipus. It's worth noting that these myths are a bit sanitized for kids. Some details are left out or minor things might be changed to make them more appropriate. The art style is a bit dated, but I think it still helps express certain parts of the story well. This book kickstarted my life long love of mythology and really got me invested in Greek myths specifically. ( )
  AvidLearner | Jul 4, 2023 |
I loved this book as a child. I can still recall looking at the pictures, sitting in my little chair in the school library.

My children loved this book too and I am happy to add it to my shelves.

As would and should be expected of Greek mythology, many of these stories are violent and cruel. ( )
  FamiliesUnitedLL | Jul 3, 2023 |
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Parin d'Aulaire, Edgarmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Broderick, MatthewNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Newman, PaulNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Classic Literature. Juvenile Fiction. Juvenile Literature. Mythology. HTML:

Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick
Here are the immortals of Olympus—the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece—as freshly described as if they were alive today.
Mighty Zeus with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot. . . these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

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