Greek Myths and Legends, Paperback

Greek Myths and Legends Paperback

Illustrated by Rodney Matthews

Part of the Usborne Myths & Legends series

5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is a new edition of this detailed introduction to the most famous gods and goddesses in Greek mythology and their exploits.

Fully illustrated throughout, this title helps the reader to understand the stories of the Greek gods and the way in which they were worshipped.

A full index and 'Who's Who' section at the back of this book make it a must for those studying mythology or researching for a project.




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SummaryThis is detailed book full of vivid illustrations and ancient Greek story tales that depict Gods and Goddesses during ancient times. Every couple of pages are labeled with a certain category such as "Love" or "War," and then numerous stories related to that subject are tied together. The very end of the book is full of a glossary with terms and names incorporated into the story to help the reader understand the history behind the myths and legends.Personal ReactionI am a huge fan of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. It excited me to see a book that children can pick up and understand because then it will hopefully spark the children's interest in mythology as well. I also love the idea of books with more advanced words and names having a glossary or an index in them. It really helps a reader of any age follow the history and story more accurately.Extension Ideas1) This book would be a great way to introduce an entire Greek mythology unit in the classroom. There are a lot of people that do not see a difference in the Greek and Roman legends, so I would have the class help me make a diagram to show the differences and similarities between the two so it could be posted in the classroom for the rest of the unit.2) I would also assign different Gods and Goddesses to the boys and girls in the class, and then have them write a report that they would be able to later present to the entire class.

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