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Parents' Guide to

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Action-packed, fascinating intro to Greek myths.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

A classic!

My son (age 8) read the first Percy Jackson book this summer and developed a real interest in Greek mythology. Fortunately, my mother had hung on to my childhood copy of this book. I loved it then, and he loves it now--he read the whole thing this summer in the span of a week or two. Greek mythology is referenced so much in Western literature and this book covers it really well. The illustrations are great, and the writing is clear and accessible. Really a classic.
age 11+
i think its a really good book

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

The d'Aulaires present this rambunctious bunch with admirable clarity. The stories are filled with delightful nuggets of information, and the illustrations repay study. One such is the frightening portrayal of the aging of minor goddess Eos' young prince. She asks Zeus to give him immortality, but forgets to mention eternal youth. The helpful little robots of Hephaestus, god of smiths and fire, appear almost incidentally, along with his robot dog, and readers learn indirectly that Hephaestus is also god of toys.

But it is the book's clarity above all that delights. Though the d'Aulaires pack a lot of story into small spaces, the text and pictures combine to ensure that they never lose their readers. A pronunciation guide, though, would have been helpful.

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