On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, the god of the underworld. Despite her protests, Persephone is forced to live underground and become his bride.

Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted about losing her daughter that she curses the land so nothing can grow.

Will Persephone and her mother ever be reunited?

Based on the Greek myth, this beautifully illustrated classic brings alive one of the world's most ancient legends - the origins of the seasons. Recommended for ages 7 to 10.

Join Jason and the Argo crew as they embark on a perilous quest to recover the golden fleece of a wondrous winged ram! Skillfully blending Jason's saga with other classic legends, Padraic Colum creates a compelling introduction to Greek myth for young readers. Recommended for ages 10 and up. A 1922 Newbery Honor book.

The epics of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey have been known by children for centuries. Now powerfully retold by the great storyteller Padraic Colum, these spine-tingling adventures inspired by beautiful Helen come to life again: Achilles' hand-to-hand combat with Hector; the ruse of the wooden horse; the harrowing perils of Odysseus's return home; and more. 256 pages, softcover. Simon & Schuster.

Help to ease your child's transition into reading chapter books with the confidence building "Step into Reading" series. This level 5 book is perfect for children who have just started reading chapter books and still like books with colorful pictures. Read all about the Trojan war in this non-fiction account of Grecian history. 48 pages, softcover. Pronunciation guide included.

This re-telling of Homer's Iliad retains all the splendor of Ancient Troy. Legendary Helen, courageous Achilles, Ajax, Odysseus and Hector are all present in their original grandeur as they fight for Helen's--and Greece's--honor. 149 pages, softcover with pronunciation guide.

This re-telling of Homer's Odyssey retains all the glory, adventure, and honor of Odysseus' journey. The return trip from sacked Troy to Ithaca is fraught with all the perils of ancient Greece-from the flesh-eating Cyclops to the Land of the Dead-is all recounted in this perfect introduction to the Classics! 134 pages, softcover with pronunciation guide.

Introduce your children to the epic tales of ancient Rome with The Aeneid for Boys and Girls. Alfred Church’s classic adaptation of Virgil’s classic brings the heroic adventures of Aeneas to life, making the timeless story accessible and engaging for young readers. With the captivating narrative of how the Trojan hero, Aeneas, escaped the burning city of Troy, traveled to Italia, and founded Rome is a wonderful way to inspire a love for history and literature. 139 pages, softcover. Grades 6 and up.

Imagine a biography, a study of mathematical and scientific concepts, and an overview of the culture of ancient Greece---all rolled into one! Students will love reading this personal account of Archimedes---one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. They'll discover, like Archimedes, the excitement of ideas and learning! Simple illustrations enhance the accessible text. Ages 10 and up. 142 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.

For over 3,000 years, the myth of Helen and Paris, Hector and Achilles, Zeus and Apollo, and beauty and betrayal has inspired imaginations. In this retelling of the Trojan War, Olivia Coolidge crafts heroes and gods into real, multidimensional characters, not just the figures of legend. Vibrant storytelling and finely wrought action have made her version of the classic tale of the Fall of Troy accessible to generations of young readers. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Roger Lancelyn Green's The Tale of Troy is retold from Milton's' The tale of Troy divine" lyric poem. Featuring the classic story of Helen and the judgment of Paris, the siege of Troy, of Achilles and his vulnerable heel, this classic story will thrill young readers. With an introduction by Michelle Paver, author profile, activities, and more. Complete and unabridged. 207 pages, softcover.

One of 19th-century America's greatest authors recounts timeless tales from Greek mythology in Tanglewood Tales. Nathaniel Hawthorne's evocative interpretations of traditional stories about heroes, sorceresses, kings, and other legendary characters provide young readers and listeners with a spellbinding introduction to classic myths. The adventures begin with "The Minotaur," the tale of an Athenian prince's conquest of a monstrous half-man, half-bull. Other stories include "The Pygmies," concerning a friendly giant and his small-minded neighbors; "The Dragon's Teeth," recounting the birth of a team of warriors and the founding of a city; "Circe's Palace," in which an enchantress matches wits with the trickster Ulysses; "The Pomegranate Seeds," a tale of the underworld; and "The Golden Fleece," the story of an aspiring king and his quest for the shining symbol that will win a throne.

    Fascinated by the myth of Cupid and Psyche throughout his life, C.S. Lewis wrote Till We Have Faces, his last novel, to retell their story from the perspective of Psyche's sister, Orual. With themes of envy, betrayal, loss, grief, blame, guilt, and conversion, it is considered Lewis' most mature and masterful work, as it reminds us of our own fallibility and the role of a higher power in our lives. Part of the "C.S. Lewis Signature Classics" series. 368 pages, softcover with French flaps and deckled page edges. High school and up.

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