THE McELDERRY BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS by Eric A. Kimmel

THE McELDERRY BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS

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Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In these 12 retellings, the Immortals come across as unusually benign. Dionysius at first suggests to King Midas that he give his excess wealth to the poor, for instance; the troubles that Pandora releases are originally imprisoned in the box by Prometheus’s brother Epimetheus out of compassion for humankind; and it’s Persephone herself who begs for a compromise that will allow her to stay with her beloved Hades for six months out of every year. Kimmel relates each tale in easy, natural-sounding language. And even though his Andromeda looks more Celtic than Ethiopian (as the oldest versions of the story have it), Montserrat’s figures combine appropriate monumentality with an appealing expressiveness. The stories are all familiar and available in more comprehensive collections, but the colorful illustrations and spacious page design make this a good choice for shared reading. (foreword) (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Feb. 5th, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4169-1534-8
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: McElderry
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2007




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