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Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

A Yearling Special

by Ingri D'Aulaire ; Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

Synopsis

No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly--and mortal--personalities. The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the name Gaea will still evoke the soft green picture of lovely Mother Earth, her body hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the stars of her husband, Uranus the sky. No child is too young to appreciate the myths that have built the foundation for much of the world's art and literature over the centuries. This introduction to mythology is a treasure.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1962
ISBN-13 9780440406945
ISBN-10 0440406943
Class Copyright
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction;Social Science
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 189
Shelf No. GW189
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 1070L
Curriculums ARC CoreĀ® 2017, Amplify ELA 2016, EngageNY 2016, Learnzillion Trademarks