D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths   -     By: Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

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Here are the gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece - mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; gray-eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom; Helios, the sun; greedy King Midas - lavishly depicted by Caldecott winners Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. In a relaxed and humorous tone, these splendid artists bring to life the myths that have inspired great European literature and art through the ages, creating a book readers of all ages will cherish.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Random House
Dimensions: 8.9 X 12.2 (inches)
ISBN: 0440406943
ISBN-13: 9780440406945
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"For any child fortunate enough to have this  generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient  legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the  pictures interpret the text literally and are full of  detail and witty observation."--Horn  Book.

"The drawings...are excellent  and excitingly evocative."--The New  York Times.

Editorial Reviews

"For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation."
--Horn Book.

"The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--The New York Times

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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 9, 2013
    csam
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is such a fantastic book. Simple reading and great pictures. My daughter really enjoyed it. Took the dread out of learning about Greek Myths.
  2. Brentwood, CA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
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    March 23, 2012
    NicMom
    Brentwood, CA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A beautifully illustrated book! The content of the book is excellent for kids (& adults), and draws you into the story of the Greek myths immediately. An excellent resource to add to your library for the study of ancient history.
  3. OH
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    Gender: female
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    D'Aulaires' Greek Myths
    March 3, 2012
    AmyJ
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    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have tried 2 other Greek Myths curriculm and D'Aulaires' Greek Myths is the best. have tried 2 other Greek Myths curriculm and D'Aulaires' Greek Myths is the best.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    April 21, 2010
    Sarah Painter
    We have not read it yet, but my daughter is so excited! The pictures are beautiful!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 18, 2009
    Darcie
    This is a wonderful book. Twice a week I read one of the myths to my son, he loves them. This is great addition to any course focusing on the history or culture of ancient Greece. It is also a good way to simply broaden a childs knowledge base and interest in history and/or literature. The myths presented are done in a tasteful manner, however, I would recommend that parents review them first. I consider the material appropriate for fourth grade and up.
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