STORIES OF THE GODS AND HEROES by Sally Benson

STORIES OF THE GODS AND HEROES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is based on the Greek and Latin myths in Bulfinch's Age of Fable. If you were brought up on them, as I was, you will find it a bit difficult, at first, to accept a substitute, but a careful comparison of the old versions and the new will convince you that Miss Benson has succeeded in keeping the integral value, and presenting the old favorites in a form that modern children will enjoy. Since the purpose is to make these myths part of their literary background and heritage, this is an answer many will rejoice to find available. Mention almost any of the essential and basic stories, and you will find them here. Pandora, Phaeton, Midas, Baucis and Philemon, Prosperpina, Cupid and Psyche, Europa, Perseus, Hercules, the Minotaur, several episodes from The Iliad and The Odyssey -- and many others. Decorative bold black and whites by Steele Savage.

Publisher: Dial