Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

by Bernard Evslin

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Overview

For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths!

    The heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology come alive in this exciting collection of retellings of the ancient myths that includes tales of Zeus, Hera, Apollo, Artemis, and many more. Written in simple, direct language, Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths is an accessible and entertaining guide to the Greek myths and their players, following fearless heroes as they battle epic beasts under the eyes of the mighty immortals who rule them.
   From mortal warriors like Perseus and his impossible task of slaying the monstrous Medusa, to Zeus, the king of the Gods whose thunderbolts can shake the earth, to the minotaur, a gruesome beast, half-man and half-bull, who destroys young victims that are sacrificed to his terrifying power, this world is one of magic and adventure.
 
Other featured gods and myths included are:
 
· Hades
· Demeter
· Hermes
· Pandora
· Eros and Psyche
· Theseus
· Midas
· Pygmalion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553259209
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/28/1984
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 14,687
Product dimensions: 6.86(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Bernard Evslin was a novelist, playwright, film writer and director. He had several plays produced, both on and off Broadway, among them The Geranium Hat. He has authored over seventy titles, including novels and short stories.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction,
THE GODS,
Zeus,
Hera,
Athene,
Poseidon,
Hades,
Demeter,
Birth of the Twins,
Artemis,
Apollo,
Sons of Apollo,
Hermes,
Hephaestus,
Aphrodite,
NATURE MYTHS,
Prometheus,
Pandora,
Phaethon,
Orpheus,
Narcissus and Echo,
Eros and Psyche,
Arion,
DEMIGODS,
Perseus,
Daedalus,
Theseus,
Atalanta,
FABLES,
Midas,
Pygmalion,
Mythology Becomes Language,
Recommended Reading,

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