By Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
No schooling is whole with out a huge slice of Greek mythology. And there's no higher method of assembly that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' publication. all of the nice gods and goddesses of historic Greece are depicted during this titanic, appealing vintage, lovingly illustrated and skillfully instructed. younger readers could be dazzled through strong Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred through dependent Athena, goddess of knowledge; intimidated by way of robust Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by way of moody Poseidon, ruler of the ocean. those usually impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their activities disguise the diversity of godly--and mortal--personalities.
The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable caliber: as soon as pored over, they are going to by no means depart the minds of the viewer. many years later, the identify Gaea will nonetheless evoke the smooth eco-friendly photo of beautiful mom Earth, her physique hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the celebs of her husband, Uranus the sky. No baby is just too younger to get pleasure from the myths that experience equipped the root for a lot of the world's artwork and literature over the centuries. This advent to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to grownup) --Emilie Coulter
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