Treasury of Greek Mythology


Treasury of Greek Mythology

Treasury of Greek Mythology




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The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations.
National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a "cast of characters" profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.

  • Ages 8-12
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • 9" x 11 7/8"
  • © 2011


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For any lover of Greek mythology, at any age

I bought this once for myself, and again as a gift. These are the great stories most people know about Greek Mythology and its Gods, Goddesses, and heroes. The artwork bring these myths come alive. A treasure not to be missed!


unnecessary words and complicated prose

I was considering ordering a preview of the book. The illustrations were lovely and the poster was beautiful. Then I read the example of the text. One of the first words I found was "idiot". Not really a necessary word to use and certainly not the kinds of words I want to read to my children. Really? was that necessary? then I read more... I found a lot of words that just seem more complicated than necessary, but I guess that would be a lesson in vocabulary. Unfortunately, there are about 30 words or more per page that would have to be explained to my 7 year old. I just thought the prose was a bit complex in general for kids. I do believe in helping to advance a child's vocabulary, but perhaps the suggested age on this particular book should be adjusted. and maybe they can avoid derogatory words. I also looked up the author, who apparently has received numerous awards, so perhaps I need to explore more of her books to see how this compares to her other works.