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No schooling is whole with out a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there is no greater approach of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' ebook. the entire nice gods and goddesses of old Greece are depicted during this vast, appealing vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully informed. younger readers might be dazzled through potent Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by way of stylish Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated through robust Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled through 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 disguise the diversity 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 go away the minds of the viewer. many years 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 celebs of her husband, Uranus the sky. No baby is simply too younger to have fun with 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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