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: 5795

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 for more information.

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: 8027

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.

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: 3633

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.

Treasury of Norse Mythology

Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426323573

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8019

Coinciding with the new Rick Riordan Magnus Chase series and the Marvel Age of Ultron DVD, featuring Thor, comes a new look at Asgard and the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology. From the Hardcover edition.

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: 2259

"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

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: 1494

Presents an introduction to Greek mythology, discussing the roles of gods and goddesses, as well as the adventures of heroes and mythical beings.

The Random House Book of Greek Myths

Author: Joan D. Vinge,Oren Sherman

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679923770

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 6070

Retells some of the most famous Greek myths about gods, goddesses, humans, heroes, and monsters, explaining the background of the tales and how they have survived.

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: 5810

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.

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: 7338

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!

Greek Mythology For Beginners

Author: Joe Lee

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1934389846

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9229

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!

Tales of the Greek Heroes (Film Tie-in)

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1535

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.

Children's Treasury of Mythology

Author: Barnes & Noble, Incorporated

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781566196468

Category: Mythology, Classical

Page: 158

View: 1280

Contents: Prosperina and Pluto -- Atalanta and Hippomenes -- Admetus and Alcestis -- Hercules -- Cupid and Apollo -- Diana and Actaeon -- Pegasus and Bellerophon -- Cupid and Psyche -- Circe and Ulysses -- Pomona and Vertumnus -- Perseus and Andromeda -- The pygmies and the cranes -- Transformations: Dryope, Clytie, Narcissus -- Phaeton and the Chariot of the sun -- Pandora's Box -- Jason and the golden fleece -- Pygmalion and Galatea -- Erysichthon and the oak tree -- Niobe -- Prometheus and the fire of the gods.

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

Author: Mike Townsend

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101195576

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6052

"For fans of either comic books or Percy Jackson, or both.”—School Library Journal From Hercules' snake assassin slippers to Arachne's wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes that have captured Western culture for centuries--but a whole lot more fun. Each story showcases the wondrous and blunderful antics of gods and mortals in bright graphics that rival the super-heroic action of The Lightning Thief, burst with the knock-yoursocks- off humor of Jeff Kinney, and still remain unerringly faithful to the original myth. Kids won't be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of Amazing Greek Myths--while teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago.

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Evslin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453264485

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 212

View: 6092

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.

Greek Myths

Author: Ann Turnbull

Publisher: Walker

ISBN: 9781406339383

Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 168

View: 2173

A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths welcomes readers into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle. Compelling prose enlivens 16 of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice. Illustrations.

Greek Mythology

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

Author: Lucas Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546553519


Page: 78

View: 5366

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!

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781408324370

Category: Folklore

Page: 96

View: 6252

Discover the drama and thrill of sixteen classic Ancient Greek myths in this glorious story collection. Featuring all of the best-known stories, including Theseus & the Minotaur, Heracles, Daedalus & Icarus, The Wooden Horse and Pandora's Box. Retold by master storyteller, Geraldine McCaughrean, with full colour artwork throughout, this is an essential for every child's bookshelf. "These powerful stories are brought to a young modern audience with a verve and simplicity that makes them shine in our minds" - Michael Rosen Stories included: Theseus and the Minotaur Pandora's Box Perseus and Medusa Jason and the Golden Fleece Daedalus and Icarus Orpheus and Eurydice Arachne The Wooden Horse of Troy King Midas Persephone and the Pomegranate Seeds Echo and Narcissus The Twelve Labours of Heracles Odysseus Apollo and Daphne Atalanta's Race Freedom for Prometheus

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: 7641

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.