Treasury of Greek Mythology : Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters, Hardback Book

Treasury of Greek Mythology : Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters Hardback

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The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume.

Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations.National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places.

A family tree and a "cast of characters" profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination.

Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book.

Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit for more information.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Full-Colour Illustrations
  • Publisher: National Geographic Kids
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  • Category: Folklore, myths & legends
  • ISBN: 9781426308444



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The stories were heavily edited for a child audience, but I still gave it a 4-star rating because of the beautiful illustrations. There's just something about the artwork that really appeals to me and it was a plus that there are nearly as many pictures as there are pages of text.

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Summary:classic stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & MonstersPersonal reflection; I realy like this book it has all the greek mythology, map of Greece,time line, and cast of charactersClassroom use; absolutely must have for class room. The illustration is amazing and children will just enjoy flipping threw looking at the pictures and getting introduce to mythology. Better suited for 5 Th graders an older.

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