No schooling is entire with no huge slice of Greek mythology. And there is no greater means of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' e-book. all of the nice gods and goddesses of historic Greece are depicted during this substantial, appealing vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully informed. younger readers could be dazzled via powerful Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by means of stylish Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated by way of robust Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled via moody Poseidon, ruler of the ocean. those usually impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their activities hide the variety of godly--and mortal--personalities.
The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable caliber: as soon as pored over, they are going to by no means go away the minds of the viewer. a long time later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the gentle eco-friendly photograph of beautiful mom Earth, her physique hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the celebs of her husband, Uranus the sky. No baby is just too younger to savor the myths that experience outfitted the basis for far of the world's artwork and literature over the centuries. This creation to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to grownup) --Emilie Coulter
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