Item description for D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D'Aulaire & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire...
Overview An introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.
Publishers Description "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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Studio: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.18" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.54" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1992
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0440406943 ISBN13 9780440406945
Availability 0 units.
More About Ingri D'Aulaire & Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
Known for their vibrant and imaginative interpretations of Scandinavian folklore, Greek and Norse mythology, and American history, the books of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire have entertained readers for more than seventy-five years. The couple received the Caldecott Medal for their book Abraham Lincoln and were later awarded the Regina Medal for their distinguished contribution to children's literature.
Ingri D'Aulaire was born in 1904 and died in 1980.
Reviews - What do customers think about D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths?
Stands the test of time Sep 18, 2007
I checked this book out of the library so many times as a kid. Now that I have kids, I checked it out once to see if they were interested. They weren't! But a little later they started catching on, so I bought a copy and now we are wearing it out! I find the layout handy- it leads from one story to another by way of family relations. That's a great natural story telling style. I also find that it serves as a gentle way to alert soft hearted kids to the possibility of violence in this world. It raises issues about life and death and the humor in all of it. We can read or not read as it suits us, and we can discuss and digest and ask questions. The colors and pictures give pause for thought all by themselves. The stories are in better detail than any other myth book I had come across, but then I am biased here. It's great sharing reading with kids.
Perfect Sep 15, 2007
For my money, *D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths* is *the* indispensable book of childhood. Every young person should have this in their home library.
One of two books I'll be using for Greek myths Sep 14, 2007
I read four books of Greek myths to decide which one to use for my 7-year-olds. This book contains a much greater number of myths than most and the illustrations help to hold interest. The stories are detailed without being too detailed for children. I appreciated their use of language - it didn't feel dumbed down, and still retained an ancient feel. It can be used as a great read-aloud or given to a child to read on their own (I'd say 3rd grade at least). We'll be using this book along with Classic Myths to Read Aloud by William Russell.
Highly Recommended For All Ages Sep 5, 2007
I read this book when I was very young. I was probably 8 or 9 years old. It was at a time when I loved reading about anything involving Greek mythology. Hands down, this had to have been my favorite book to read about the Titans, Hera's jealousy and even Heracles to name a few topics.
The book has a very unique illustration style. It's kind of plain but fits well with the content. The writing is awesome, and each story is conveyed to the nearest truth. Most if not all the major gods are present along with their biographies.
I've read many reviews saying it's mainly for the kids, but if you love Greek mythology as much as I do, then this book is ideal for you. I'm an adult and still love this book. If you're still a young person, pick up the book and discover the magic behind Greek mythology.
Not Free SF Reader Sep 3, 2007
A reasonably gentle and good introduction to Greek mythology, with some pictures to add to the entertainment. Here you get the stories of Zeus, of Athena and Apollo, not to mention Hercules and all the other gods and goddesses and the mortals and others that they chase, fall in love with, do bad things to or any of that sort of stuff.