I was trying to find a book that gave a good amount of stories and engagement without the raunchy ‘and … Honestly trying to buy a book on Greek mythology for a five-year-old is much harder than it sounds, given how constantly horny the Greek gods actually were. I was trying to find a book that gave a good amount of stories and engagement without the raunchy ‘and then Zeus the cheeky so and so did you know what with the handmaiden of blah blah blah.’ This book gives a concise and interesting recount. The 5-year-old I bought it for devoured the 350 pages in 2 days… which on one hand I’m glad he…
WONDERFUL! NOT A LATINIZED NAME IN SIGHT Purchased for my great nephew, THIS is the perfect introduction to the Greek Myths. After looking at several publications covering this field, I have been dismayed that the Greek gods and heroes have mostly been referred to by their Roman equivalents: these are NOT GREEK myths. Helpfully, this book gives the Latinized names at the back, but correctly re-tells the stories in their original. It is important for young readers to be able to differentiate between the two. There are six myths…
Brilliant – so well written! Our family love this book. We’d borrowed a copy from the library despite me thinking it was a bit old for my boys (3 and 4) and they thoroughly enjoyed it. The stories are written in chapters which are short enough to keep even the then-2-yr-old’s attention and there is plenty of drama. The illustrations don’t take over from the text. My boys have enjoyed listening without being able to see the pictures at all. The ancient myths are pitched well for children but haven’t been stripped of their…
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