Item description for Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum by Sean Sheehan...
The art, culture, and mythology of ancient Greece still exert powerful influences on modern civilization. This attractive and authoritative books opens up the fascinating world of the Greeks to young readers. A section of thematic "trails" begins the book, for children with an interest in a particular topic who may not be sure where to start in the A to Z entries. Each "trail" identifies the core entries for topics such as gods and goddesses, everyday life, or the Trojan War. Color-keyed icons beside the entries help readers follow the "trail," while related topics are suggested to encourage browsing and wider reading. Thus the young reader gains confidence in using a reference book in an enjoyable way. Approximately two hundred fifty alphabetical entries-each illustrated in full color-survey the history, art, myths, culture, and everyday life of the ancient Greeks. For ages nine and up.
Citations And Professional Reviews Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum by Sean Sheehan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 02/18/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 02/18/2002 page 99
Univ PR Books for Public Libry - 01/01/2003 page 93
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Studio: Getty Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.22" Width: 8.92" Height: 0.73" Weight: 2.08 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2002
Publisher Getty Publications
ISBN 0892366672 ISBN13 9780892366675
Availability 0 units.
More About Sean Sheehan
Sean Sheehan, who specializes in writing educational books for young readers, studied Greek language and literature and was a teacher in London and Southeast Asia.
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Recommended for casual armchair travelers through time Jun 7, 2002
The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece by Sean Sheehan is an engaging and informative account of Hellenic civilization filled cover to cover with gorgeous, full-color photography showcasing the Greek landscape, ancient artifacts, antiquarian artworks, illustrative maps, and more. The fascinating, descriptive, "reader friendly" text is clearly written in terminology easily understandable by non-specialist general readers. The names of historical figures, places, or ideas have an encyclopedia entry which is printed in bold type for easy reference. The brief yet straightforward entries are presented in a straightforward A to Z format. The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece is a very fine reference recommended for casual armchair travelers through time. Enhanced with advice on how to use the book and a section on the proper spelling of Greek names, Sean Sheehan's Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Ancient Greece is an ideal acquisition for school and community library collections.