Treasury of Greek Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426311915

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8382

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC 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 www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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Treasury of Greek Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426308442

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 1929

Combines retellings of classic Greek tales with detailed illustrations in an introduction to mythology that is complemented by informative sidebars containing character profiles, historical insights, and cultural facts.
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Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426318618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8111

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.
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Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology

The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

Author: Heather Alexander

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 157912867X

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 7617

Presents an introduction to Greek mythology, discussing the roles of gods and goddesses, as well as the adventures of heroes and mythical beings.
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Tales of the Greek Heroes (Film Tie-in)

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 741

Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods . . . These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.
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D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524770647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9898

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. “For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.”—The Horn Book “The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection
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Greek Mythology

Tales of Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters & Mythical Beasts

Author: Lucas Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546553519

Category:

Page: 78

View: 6234

Greek Mythology Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! With the vast number of translations and versions from many authors, it can be difficult to find a comprehensive collection of tales and epics regarding Greek Mythology. With this book, readers no longer have to consult numerous sources to get their dose of ancient mythology! Detailing major events including the Titanomachy and the Trojan War, you will be able to learn and, perhaps, even relive the stories about some of the greatest heroes and the greatest gods that reigned during this time. It's not just the legends or the gods you'll get to learn about, but also the other interesting and bizarre creatures out of myth. Readers will also get descriptions on some of the epic heroes such as Jason, Perseus and Theseus. Follow in the footsteps and learn more about the quests they participated in and what made them become who they are. Here Is What You'll Learn About... Greek Heroes Greek Titans The Titanmachy The Trojan War Creation Myths 12 Gods Of Olympus Much, much more! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!
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Greek Mythology

The Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Mythical Beasts of Greek Mythology

Author: Oliver Laine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984109316

Category:

Page: 94

View: 3559

You've seen all the movies and read all the fantasy stories, but how much do you really know about your favorite gods and heroes? By Zeus's Beard! This Brief Guide on Greek mythology will get you up to speed! This book contains information on the different divine beings often mentioned in the many books and movies, that draw inspiration from Greek Mythology. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to both major and minor characters alike, as well as learn more about some of the most popular myths surrounding them. From gods to monsters, and everything in between, you'll walk away from this book with heftier knowledge on not only these characters and the significance they once held for the ancient people of Greece, but also how these myths and legends influenced modern culture to this day as well. Here is a Brief Preview of What You'll Learn... The Greek Pantheon The Protogenoi Nature Daimones and the Nymphai The Olympians Monsters and Heroes And Much, Much More!
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Greek Mythology Books for Kids

A Collection of Greek Stories and Greek Gods for Children

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942915065

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 918

Greek Mythology Books for Kids encourages the love and learning of Greek Mythology. Be captivated by 3 stories: Arachne and Athena, Pandora's Box, & Phaeton and Helios. Then, learn a little about 20 important figures that have influenced stories, art, and intrigued the imagination of the world!
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Greek Mythology For Beginners

Author: Joe Lee

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1934389846

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 427

Would there be a Western civilization without the Greek myths? Would we be able to define our civilization and ourselves without some reference to the grand, violent, and venal doings of those denizens of Mount Olympus? Greek Mythology For Beginners presents the pantheon – that immortal collection of rogues and heroes, misfits and tyrants - and the stories about these deities and their dealings with the mortals. It delves into their undying influence on our thought and culture, and how each age from Rome to Shakespeare to Freud down to our own Marvel Comics and NASA has been enlightened, informed, and inspired by these tales. So strap on Hermes’ winged sandals, saddle-up Pegasus, or even grab the nearest Harpy (remember to keep your eyes closed) and come along for the ride of your life. Let’s fly to that world that’s as old as Chaos—the ancient and refreshingly timely Greek myths!
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Gods, Demigods and Demons

An Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween

ISBN: 9781480480759

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 260

View: 6659

'Gods, Demigods and Demons' is a concise, yet wide-ranging encyclopedia of Greek mythology that promises hours of delight for the classics enthusiast. Names, places and events are described in exciting, briefly-told tales of the gods of the Olympian pantheon. Here too are the demigods, demons, heroes, and many of the great cycles, fables and nature myths. The entries are well-balanced, readable and informative. They evoke the majesty, as well as the all-too-human foibles, of the Greek deities and their acolytes. At the same time, they bring the colourful world of Greek myth to life without providing more detail than is required for maximum enjoyment of the stories. Whether they find themselves caught up by the single combat of Hector and Achilles before the looming walls of Troy; or find themselves transported, like Odysseus, by the haunting and deadly song of the Sirens; or are thrilled by the quest of Jason and his Argonauts for the fabled Golden Fleece - fans of ancient history will find countless tales here to appreciate and return to again and again. 'Gods, Demigods and Demons' is both a helpful guide and a treasure-trove of pleasurable reading. It will be an indispensable companion to the ancient Greeks' religion and the gods that they worshipped.
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Gifts from the Gods

Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology

Author: Lise Lunge-Larsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547677375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2660

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated book for mythology fans and word lovers.Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him? Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.
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Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri D'Aulaire,Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385015836

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2950

A large format reprint of an introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece includes all of the D'Aulaires' original, detailed illustrations
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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264485

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 212

View: 9227

The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.
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The Greeks

An Illustrated History

Author: Diane Harris Cline

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142621670X

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 762

"Companion to the PBS series The Greeks"--Dust jacket.
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Greek Mythology

Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines, Monsters, and Classic Greek Myths of All Time

Author: Lance Hightower

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522797586

Category:

Page: 242

View: 7301

Some of the best stories about Ancient Greece are mixed with actual historical events: equal parts truth and fantasy, and that's what makes them so intriguing. The Trojan War for example, in which we see the hero Achilles, the bulwark of the Greek Army who saved the kidnapped Helen, is told from the perspective of his goddess mother. But did you know that according to the ancient Greeks, Achilles had the choice to live a long and happy life or die by his ambition to be remembered as a hero? Even with all the intervention of his Immortal mother who called in favors from the gods, she could not change the fate of her son, which was allegedly set by the Fates when he was born. Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines, Monsters, and Classic Greek Myths of All Time is filled with interesting tidbits about the most popular heroes, gods and goddesses, as well as some little known facts and interpretations about their lives. You'll find timelines and the genealogy of the Immortals as well as the men and women who were subjected to their whims and used as pawns to further their intentions. It gives us deep insight into the philosophy of this "religion," into the minds of great thinkers of the time and how they viewed their world - the earth, the heavens, the stars, and the afterlife. But this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Discover how the great Olympian and King of the Gods, Zeus himself, was controlled by his wife, Hera, and how something as meaningless as a pomegranate seed fated poor Persephone to being the Goddess of the Underworld, at least part-time, that is. Find out about the four seasons, what or who inspires music and poetry, why life is limited to a certain span of time, how each person is allotted certain gifts and why, how the gods intervene, what came before Olympus, and how we got the names of many of our constellations and stars. It may seem like superstition today, but a mere 3000 years ago, these were strongly held beliefs that influenced everything in daily life including philosophy, religion and government in the same way today's dominant religions influence society. Greek Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Heroines, Monsters, and Classic Greek Myths of All Time is a fun read and a book you'll want to refer to again and again. It should find a place in your reference library and onto your reading list.
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Classic Myths to Read Aloud

The Great Stories of Greek and Roman Mythology, Specially Arranged for Children Five and Up by an Educational Expert

Author: William F. Russell

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307774430

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7161

The most complete collection of Greek and Roman myths specially arranged to be read aloud to children aged five to twelve. "Every child deserves this book. Those who do the reading aloud will be enlightened and rewarded, too."--Edwin Newman Line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Complete World of Greek Mythology

Author: R. G. A. Buxton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500251218

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5460

Discusses the origins, plots, themes, and influences of Greek myths; outlines the relationships between the gods, mortals, and their offspring; and includes maps showing the locations of the different stories.
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Greek Mythology

A Guide to Greek Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, Heroes, and the Best Mythological Tales

Author: Adam Angelos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781541084919

Category:

Page: 68

View: 2393

GREEK MYTHOLOGY Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price! Greek mythology is a collection of stories handed down from generation to generation throughout Greece. Starting in Ancient Greece, these stories were of ancient deities that had a hand in every day concepts, such as the rising and setting of the sun, the different Gods and their responsibilities, and the many tales of heroes and villains. Greek mythology is a very important part of ancient culture. This book is a collection of the very best Greek Mythological tales, along with some information about this history of Greek Mythology. Enter the incredible world of Greek Mythology today with the help of this book, and discover the amazing tales of the Gods, Heroes, Monsters, and much more! Here Is What You'll Learn About... The Origins Of Greek Mythology The Gods & Goddesses The Monsters & Heroes Of Greek Mythology The Trojan War Pandora's Box Procne & Philomena Pygmalion & Galatea Much, Much More! Order your copy of this fantastic book today!
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Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters

A Book of World Mythology

Author: Sheila Keenan

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9780439554978

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8680

A special reinforced library binding.
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