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Greek Myths by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Greek Myths (original 1851; edition 2015)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author), Walter Crane (Illustrator)

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Retells six classic Greek myths: The gorgon's head; The golden touch; The paradise of children; The three golden apples; The miraculous pitcher; and The chimaera.
Title:Greek Myths
Authors:Nathaniel Hawthorne (Author)
Other authors:Walter Crane (Illustrator)
Info:Barnes & Noble (2015)
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Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1851)


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I am a fan of mythology specifically greek mythology because this is meant for children it's a bit easier for them to comprehend but that doesn't mean I would not still love mythology. ( )
  J_sweeeney26 | Aug 5, 2021 |
Nathaniel Hawthorne rewrote some of the most famous Greek myths, sanitizing and adapting them for American children. Somehow he manages to tell these stories without ever mentioning that a lot of the characters are gods. I kept thinking how much I should hate them, but I ended up enjoying them. Hawthorne's versions are well told, with a lot of humor tucked in. I especially liked the framing story of the college student who tells the stories, whom I suspect Hawthorne modeled after his younger self. ( )
  JanetNoRules | Sep 17, 2018 |
This is the perfect book for students who love the Percy Jackson books, want more Greek Mythology (told in fleshed-out, lyrical stories) and are capable of more complex writing. I read this to my kids after we read the Lightning Thief. Despite the fact that Hawthorne's language isn't easy, I think they liked these stories almost more than they liked Riordan. Definitely for stronger readers, though! ( )
  PattyHoward | Apr 24, 2018 |
Seems like it would be a waste of time even for a kid. There are far better children's story collections than this one. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
read for class review
  Mimarler | Mar 18, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hawthorne, Nathanielprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Crane, WalterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peat, Fern BiselIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Van Abbé, S.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Winter, MiloIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Introductory Note: Even from the data to be obtained by a perusal of his works, the general reader will be likely to infer that Hawthorne took a vital interest in child-life; and in his published Note-Books are found many brief memoranda which indicate his disposition to write for children.
Preface: The author has long been of opinion that many of the classical myths were capable of being rendered into very capital reading for children.
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