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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Troy Howell Illustrator. Here are twelve Greek myths, retold in an accessible style and magnificently illustrated with classic elegance. Full color. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 96 pages. Published May 1st by Scholastic Press first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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But it is time to retire most and rewrite the rest. Midas - the version i recall learning has King Midas, greedy and selfish, with a complete lack of foresight. All he cares for is gold; so he loses the most precious thing, when his daughter runs in and surprises him with a hug.
In this version he is simply inconvenienced by hunger darn those golden dolmas! No lesson learned! You too can be Donald J. Trump and never suffer a consequence for a lifetime of crime, if you cultivate the right circle of god-like friends. Actually there are many tired themes. Lots of unquestioned philandering males and viciously jealous females - jealous of looks, attention, whatever.
Many are brought down by their inability to obey - well, to adequately obey. But we all remember learning not to fly too close to the sun, or take on monsters we are not strong enough to slay. Be obedient, fools. Never question authority. A very unhealthy message for abused and isolated women.
The story of Baucis and Philemon was new to me - and my favorite. It was a theme found in many cultures and every religion: charity and welcoming strangers sans vetting!!
It was beautifully told. It also had a common myth - the cleansing of the evil world with a flood. But I particularly loved awarding the good by recognizing the superiority and intrinsic divinity of Trees. The illustrations are lovely and i read this with full lighting to appreciate those, and the smooth paper smells delightful for fellow book sniffers - but now i think i need some animal tales, Anansi maybe?
Apr 19, Zia rated it really liked it. I think it's dumb how she uses the Roman names of the gods instead. If it's a book about Greek mythology, she should use the Greek names. It confuses me, and it's really annoying. View 1 comment. The book itself is very pretty, with gorgeous art and aesthetically pleasing typeface. The myths are short and sweet, and there are some lovely quotes nestled within the pages.
Overall, a nice book. I'm not mad about the Roman names because at the beginning of the book, it clearly says, "nearly all of the myths in this collection are derived from the work of the Roman poet Ovid. Many reviewe The book itself is very pretty, with gorgeous art and aesthetically pleasing typeface.
Many reviewers on here don't seem to get that. Mar 22, Julie added it Shelves: fable-folk-myth-hero. Osborne, Mary Pope.
Favorite Greek Myths. Apollo the god of light and truth gets into an argument with Cupid, the god of love. To prove his point, he takes two arrows and gives them separate purposes. The arrow with the lead-filled tip would condemn that person by always running away from love. The other arrow was filled with gold and it would doom that person to fall in love at first sight.
Cupid pointed the lead-filled arrow at Daphne, the goddess of wild things. After being hit by the arrow, Daphne called to her father for help and asked that he would never make her marry and help her at any cost. Next, Cupid shot Apollo with the golden arrow; the first person he saw was Daphne and he fell instantly in love. He professed his love for Daphne and began chasing her through the woods.
Daphne called for help from her father, a river god. As she yelled for help, Daphne began to transform into tree. Apollo was shocked over the loss of Daphne, his only love. Jupiter, god of the skies fell in love with a woman named Callisto. She had a baby named Arcus. In bear form, Callisto was separated from her beloved son, Arcus. Arcus was adopted by a family and Callisto stayed near by to watch over him.
Over time, Callisto stayed away from Arcus and humans because she did not know how to fight, as a real bear would, and she did not want to be discovered. One day, Callisto and an adult Arcus crossed paths. Arcus was about to shoot Callisto with an arrow when she was saved by Jupiter. Jupiter took Arcus and Callisto and turned them into stars.
Juno, the jealous wife, cursed them even further by not allowing the stars to fall into the ocean like other stars. In the story of Callisto and Arcus, the illustration of a black bear surrounded by clouds, stars and a boy with a bow and arrow foreshadows the story. These illustrations enhance and preview the stories for the reader and gives them a visual reference point for their imagination.
Target Audience: Ages 8 to 12 years old Mar 22, Kim rated it liked it Shelves: mythology. Even though this is titled "Greek" myths, the author uses the Roman mythology names in the book.
Very disappointing in that respect. Good for young an old a like. Jun 02, Ensiform rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , mythology.
Osborne, the author of the Magic Tree House books, retells twelve stories of Greek myth in a very slim 75 not very dense at all pages volume for children.
She also includes a few obscurities: Arcus, who shot his mother while hunting after she had Osborne, the author of the Magic Tree House books, retells twelve stories of Greek myth in a very slim 75 not very dense at all pages volume for children. She also includes a few obscurities: Arcus, who shot his mother while hunting after she had been turned into a bear; the race of Atalanta and Hippomenes; and perhaps most obscure, the rather grim story of Ceyx and Alcyone, who turned into a kingfisher when her drowned husband washed ashore.
Osborne is a decent writer, and infuses the stories with fairy-tale timelessness while emphasizing their explanatory intent. Dec 03, Bell Vallone rated it it was ok. I read it first when I was a child and I really liked it.
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