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Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
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An introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2003
Edition: 1st Delacorte trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 0440406943
9780440406945
080858006X
9780808580065
Branch Call Number: J 292 D
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin 1898-1986
Alternate Title: Book of Greek myths

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Dec 28, 2011
  • i_love_harry_potter rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A fabulous book for anyone who wants to learn about Greek Mythology. Two Thumbs up!

Very fond childhood memories of this book. Wonderful illustrations, very well written. It would be nice if the stories were less sanitized, but if that were the case no publisher would have distributed it as a children's book in the first place, in our sexually repressed culture. Don't worry, most of the violence is included (Prometheus still gets his liver eaten by an eagle every 24 hours, for example)
Please check out the underappreciated D'Aulaires book on Norse mythology (as a child I thought this was way cooler than the Greek one - it's darker and bleaker) and the book on trolls as well. I personally think all these books deserve to be as ubiquitous as Dr. Seuss.

Had this book as a child. A nice trip to good memories.

Jul 18, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book as a child, and it still works well telling the stories of Greek gods and heroes.

Apr 26, 2011
  • Nilufar rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Entertaining re-telling of ancient Greek myths prettified to make them suitable to a younger audience.

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Apr 11, 2012
  • blue_wolf_2245 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_wolf_2245 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and under

Dec 28, 2011
  • i_love_harry_potter rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

i_love_harry_potter thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Apr 26, 2011
  • Nilufar rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Nilufar thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and under

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Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
D'Aulaire, Ingri, 1904-1980
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