Athena (World Mythology Series)

Athena (World Mythology Series)

by B. A. Hoena, Laurel Bowman, Juliette Peters
     
 

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Provides the story of Athena and her importance in Greek mythology, including her connection to such figures as Jason and Odysseus, and describes the role of myths in the modern world.

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Provides the story of Athena and her importance in Greek mythology, including her connection to such figures as Jason and Odysseus, and describes the role of myths in the modern world.

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Children's Literature
As part of the World Mythology series, Capstone Press has put together a wonderful collection of six books that highlights some of the more well-known Greek and Roman mythological characters. This commentary on Athena tells the story of this goddess of wisdom, courage, and protector of heroes. It also depicts her role in helping Odysseus (the famous hero of the Trojan War) as well as her weaving contest with Arachne. A basic overview on mythology, past and present, is also provided, along with pictures of famous drawings and artifacts, a glossary, a further study section, and a map of Ancient Greece. Overall, this is a great way to introduce young readers to the world of mythology and how early man explained many of the phenomena happening in the world around them. It also gives readers insight into where certain perspectives, clichés, and beliefs that are still prevalent in our culture today came from. 2003, Capstone Press, Ages 10 up.
— Sheree Van Vreede

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736816083
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
World Mythology Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents house. He now lives in Minnesota and continues to write about fun things like space aliens and superheroes. Blake has written more than fifty chapter books and graphic novels for children.

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