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All in the Family: A Look-It-Up Guide to the In-Laws, Outlaws, and Offspring of Mythology

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—Jam-packed with trivia, brief profiles, god and goddess relationships, stories, "Top 10 Things to Know About Me" facts, and entertaining illustrations, this title explores 20 heroes and mortals of classic Greek mythology. The selections include the well-known Achilles, Heracles, Odysseus, and Pandora and the more obscure Meleager, Orion, Atalanta, and Bellerophon; each one is given lively treatment. A helpful introduction, a glossary, recommended Web sites, and a family tree complete the package and make this a treasure trove of facts for report writers. While somewhat cluttered, the lighthearted style and humorous collage and cartoon illustrations may draw even the most reluctant of readers. However, those with some knowledge of Greek myths will get the most out of it, and laugh at the inside jokes. Useful for collections where mythology is popular and part of the local curriculum.—Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada
Children's Literature - Tiffany Torbeck
When it comes to classical mythology, most attention is paid to the gods and goddesses; however, there are many heroes of interest. This book's strength is its attention to the adventures and downfalls of the Greek heroes at the hands of the gods. The profiles are similar to social networking profiles, and chat icons are included for characters. In addition, the opening is presented in an instant messaging format. These small pop culture references could be an Achilles' heel (to reference one Greek hero), as they many quickly age this book. Still, a table of contents makes browsing this book easy and will allow children to quickly look up a hero they encounter in a different piece of literature. Since the information is presented in a straightforward and fun way, many children will find this a useful volume to use in conjunction with fictional works referencing Greek mythology. Reviewer: Tiffany Torbeck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606310571
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Mythlopedia Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 216,206
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    HOT PICK!!!

    This series is so incredible. I own all of the books, and I love reading them over and over again. Each book carries so much information about Greek mythology in an user-friendly, easy-to-understand layout. It's perfect for kids, teens, or adults. It makes learning Greek mythology so easy. If you love Percy Jackson (He's my boyfriend!!!), then you will AH-dore this books. Buy them. Right now. Don't even finish reading this review. Hurry! You are wasting time! This book could be yours! If you buy these books, you will say, "OH, MY GODS! WHAT A BEAST I am at Greek mythology!" Everyone else will say, "Wow, SHE'S (or he's) ALL THAT!" Also when they ask you how you know, you can say, "Oh, it's just ALL IN THE FAMILY," and they will think you are related to the gods because after reading these books, you ARE a god--at Greek mythology! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    My son wants more

    My son requested more books from the mythlopedia series.

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