Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

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"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
Publisher: New York : Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing, c1962.
ISBN: 9780385015837
Characteristics: 192 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin 1898-1986.


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JCLBeckyC Jan 24, 2019

Kid-friendly Greek myths. Recommended for Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson fans.

Oct 13, 2017

Interesting and informative, you will learn a thing or two about the greeks when reading their myths.

Jul 17, 2015

I love the D'Aulaire's writing. Their prose flows beautifully, and they don't flood their pages with too much information. They are the perfect introduction to the Greek Myths for children, and a lovely revisit for the cild at heart.

A fabulous book for anyone who wants to learn about Greek Mythology. Two Thumbs up!

Nov 12, 2011

Very fond childhood memories of this book. Wonderful illustrations, very well written. It would be nice if the stories were less sanitized, but if that were the case no publisher would have distributed it as a children's book in the first place, in our sexually repressed culture. Don't worry, most of the violence is included (Prometheus still gets his liver eaten by an eagle every 24 hours, for example)
Please check out the underappreciated D'Aulaires book on Norse mythology (as a child I thought this was way cooler than the Greek one - it's darker and bleaker) and the book on trolls as well. I personally think all these books deserve to be as ubiquitous as Dr. Seuss.

Aug 06, 2011

Had this book as a child. A nice trip to good memories.

Jul 18, 2011

I enjoyed this book as a child, and it still works well telling the stories of Greek gods and heroes.

Dec 24, 2010

lesson 22

Oct 15, 2010

Entertaining re-telling of ancient Greek myths prettified to make them suitable to a younger audience.

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