A collection of ancient myths, one for each day of the week. Each begins with a two-page explanation of the origins of, and gods and planets associated with, that particular day's name, in both English and other languages, such as French, Italian, and German. The author concludes with other interesting facts about the calendar and name charts. As a book of stories this is quite well done; the retellings are clear and the illustrations are vibrant, with a different palette for each day. The unifying idea for the collection is an excellent one, despite some deliberate deviations from the format, e.g., a tale about Minerva for Tuesday, instead of the more likely candidates, Tiw and Mars. It hardly mars an otherwise lovely book.
Pub Date: Sept. 3, 1998
Page Count: 80
Publisher: "Barefoot (203 Clinton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201)"