No schooling is whole and not using a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there is no greater method of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' publication. the entire nice gods and goddesses of old Greece are depicted during this gigantic, attractive vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully advised. younger readers should be dazzled by way of strong Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred through stylish 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 hide the variety 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 depart the minds of the viewer. many years later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the tender eco-friendly photograph of gorgeous 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 take pleasure in the myths that experience outfitted the root for a lot of the world's paintings and literature over the centuries. This creation to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to grownup) --Emilie Coulter
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