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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

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In this compelling book, Evslin introduces readers to the wondrous and terrifying world of superhuman beings, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, and the glory of gods like Zeus, Athena, and... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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An easy-to-read approach to the Greeks

While this is not as sophisticated as Edith Hamilton's "Mythology" or as academic as other texts, this one adapts the Greek tales in a very reader-friendly way. One can easily get a sense of the drama, intensity and personalities of these ancient heroes and anti-heroes. Though it is not as jam-packed as others, the vocabulary is accessible and the long list of vocabulary in the back shows the clear link between the Greeks and modern civilization.

Great resource. Great for story telling. Great gift.

A handy resource for upper elementary and middle grades. Simple entries, only about 2-3 pages long. Includes glossary of terms derived from Greek myths, from aphrodisiac to volcano.

This is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!111

This was one of the best books I have ever read. Usually greek mythology is boring or make no sense or is gruesome, but this was awesome. It's a collection of different stories about gods, heroes, and stories concerning the gods. I think anyone who is thinking about this book should defently read it.


I picked up this book at the library on a whim one day, when I just happened to be poking around the non-fiction section (very uncharacteristic of me). Now, this book may be non-fiction because the writer didn't invent the stories, but it reads just as interestingly as a fiction book. I knew a bit about Greek mythology, and was vaguely interested in it, but after reading this book, I want all the Greek mythology books that I can get my hands on and am even considering studying it in college.Don't let the low reading level discourage you--I found this in the adult section, and it's undoubtedly where it belongs! This book can aid in understanding words and references to Greek myths in everyday life, and I never knew there were so many of them! If you're interested in learning more about Greek mythology, this would definitely be a GREAT place to start.

Swift and Thorough

I found this book browsing in a bookstore. At first glance it looked like a cheap knock-off under the guise of mythology. However, I was captivated by the authors introduction, in which he explains how as a child the myths were read to him in Greek, and much was lost in the English translations he later heard- so this book is his way to communicate the myths as comprehensive and story-like as possible. He succeed on all levels. I have read many English versions ancient Greek texts, and this one has an excellent flow that is not acheived by mere translation. This book helped me to learn about the characters in the Greek myths and legends better than any other, in the sense that the stories are presented in a MEMORABLE way. Now I can read other texts with a real sense of knowing who everyone is. The book is a quick and captivating read, could be done in one day. I thank the author for his outstanding job. He has acheived a book which compliments the myths of the Greeks, and other translations can compliment this book.
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