Cronus the Titan Tells All: Tricked by the Kids

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Children's Literature - Jeanna Potts
There is always another side to a story. The original story has King Cronus being an evil character who swallows his children when they are born. This book tells Cronus’s side of the story, explaining that swallowing his children was to maintain the peace and status quo of his empire. In Greek mythology, the Sky foretold that Cronus’s children would one day overthrow him, so Cronus swallows five of his children at birth. Cronus had cut his father with a sickle because his father, the Sky, had strictly controlled everyone and everything. Cronus wants to be a better ruler. After killing his father, he frees his brothers and sisters. The Titans and Giants enjoy life and live peacefully with humans. Things are going well, but Cronus is afraid that his father’s prophecy would come true and his children will overthrow him. Cronus claims he wants to preserve the happiness and peace that exists under his reign. Cronus thinks he has swallowed his last child Zeus, but his wife tricks him by wrapping a stone that Cronus swallows thinking it is his child. Zeus returns as an adult and tricks Cronus into drinking a tea that causes him to “burp” up his children. The children come out as grown adults. Zeus and his other children begin fighting; and there is war between Zeus, the Cyclops, the Olympians, and humans. Cronus’ father’s prediction comes true. Cronus’s children rise against him, and war ensues. The story may contain descriptive passages, such are swallowing children, which are not suitable for young children. The book contains guidelines for integrating it with Common Core critical thinking skills. It also contains a glossary, a book bibliography, and a list of related internet sites. Reviewer: Jeanna Potts; Ages 4 to 9.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781479521845
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: Other Side of the Myth Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 600L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Braun is a strange and handsome man who has written dozens of books for kids and teens, sometimes while wearing a hat. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and sons and gecko. Learn more at

Stephen Gilpin is the illustrator of several dozen children's books and is currently working on a project he hopes will give him the ability to walk through walls — although he acknowledges there is still a lot of work to be done on this project. He currently lives in Hiawatha, Kansas, with his genius wife, Angie, and their kids.

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