No schooling is entire and not using a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there is no higher method of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' ebook. the entire nice gods and goddesses of historic Greece are depicted during this large, attractive vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully advised. younger readers could be dazzled through powerful Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by way of dependent Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated via robust Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by means of moody Poseidon, ruler of the ocean. those frequently impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their activities disguise 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 depart the minds of the viewer. a long time later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the gentle eco-friendly photo of beautiful mom Earth, her physique hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the celebrities of her husband, Uranus the sky. No baby is just too younger to enjoy 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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