Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive.
In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers.
Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today.
No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||44 MB|
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|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
During an extended trip to Greece, they studied and sketched the countryside, the people, and the architecture and artifacts of long ago. The result was D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, the standard-bearer of mythology for children since its publication in 1962.
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In Olden Times 9
Gaea, Mother Earth 10
The Titans 12
ZEUS and his Family 16
Persephone and Demeter 58
MINOR GODS, Nymphs, Satyrs, and Centaurs 70
Helios and Phaëthon 82
The Wild and Vulgar Centaurs 96
The Nine Muses 100
MORTAL DESCENDANTS OF ZEUS 106
Europa and Cadmus 108
Tantalus and Pelops 112
Danaüs, Perseus, and the Gorgon 114
Clever and Vainglorious Kings 123
King Midas 124
The Golden Fleece 162
The Calydonian Boar Hunt 176
The Apples of Love and the Apple of Discord 178
Everything Must Come to an End 189