D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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For anyone who ever became confused with Zeus and all of his cronies, this simplifies it all and ties it up with one nice Golden Thread. D'Aulaires' Trolls (1972) was a finalist for the annual National Book Award, Children's Literature [9] and a New York Times Book Review "outstanding book" for 1972. The stories have been dialed back a bit for bitlets, but the stories still hold true to the original intentions, in my opinion. The drawings, particularly the full-page ones in this oversized volume, are excellent and excitingly evocative. One thing I don't like is that he punishes people just for doing something wrong even if they're helping their friend or wife or husband.

The d'Aulaires and Abraham Lincoln won the Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association in 1940, recognizing the previous year's "most distinguished American picture book for children".In print for over fifty years, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers.

I occasionally wonder if I would be the person I am now if I hadn't discovered this book at such a young age. To hear them talk today, they are in love with the book themselves, though I doubt it can be felt as deeply as my love for the book. This classic introduction to Greek mythology for children, written and illustrated by the husband-wife team, is divided into three main sections.Durante o período de teste, é possível usufruir de todos os benefícios da assinatura de maneira gratuita. She was where the boy she loved was, and he sat beside the water and fell in love with himself and said, "I love you. For example, in the story of the overthrow of Uranus, mention is made of the fateful sickle, and of Cronos's attack upon his father, but the exact nature of the attack is unspecified. A modest insurance settlement following a near-fatal bus–trolley collision in Paris provided the seed money for Edgar's steerage-class voyage to the U. The audio book ended a bit abruptly, but it was a wonderful listening experience I highly recommend.

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is a marvellous book full of marvellous stories, and now the Greek playwrights and poets and philosophers await. It is perhaps a shame that the popular culture doesn't make allusions to Hephaestus, Mnemosyne, Terpsichore, Dionysus, and Aeneas as an everyday matter, but the fact is it doesn't, and it's a shame to leave little kids at sea (like Perseus? I have only recently delved into the wide world of audio books and I have found that narration can either make or break a book. S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's illustrators.On the one hand, pretty brutal violence (plucking out livers, tearing someone apart, immolation) was a-okay, while all of Zeus' lady friends (read: women he sexed and those he raped) actually voluntarily married the jack off. This volume was carefully printed to reproduce the vibrant color and texture of the original lithographs, and includes a glowing foreword by Michael Chabon. I’d highly recommend purchasing a copy of this book, especially if you are doing so for younger readers.



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