D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
No schooling is entire and not using a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there is not any larger method of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' e-book. the entire nice gods and goddesses of old Greece are depicted during this huge, attractive vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully informed. younger readers might be dazzled by means of robust Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred through stylish Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated via 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're going to by no means depart the minds of the viewer. many years later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the smooth 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 simply too younger to have fun with the myths that experience outfitted the root for a lot of the world's paintings and literature over the centuries. This advent to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to grownup) --Emilie Coulter