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Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

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Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the

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Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. "[Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level."—BL. "Aliki's fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks."—SLJ.

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Editorial Reviews

Childhood Education
A lively genealogy of the Greek deities.
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Aliki tells the stories of how the Greek gods began. Zeus, whom we may have thought was the first god, wasn't. Uranus, the heavens, and Gaea, the earth, had many sons and daughters. The tale of how Uranus was overthrown by one of his sons, who was then overthrown by one of his sons, is fascinating. The fierce battles of the gods against the Titans finally left Zeus and his brothers and sisters the reigning gods. The illustrations are wonderful, as we have come to expect from Aliki. They are "adapted from Greek vase paintings and sculpture." In the author's words, "There were times when they all (the gods and goddesses) ascended to their thrones. And they were magnificent."
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Celestial streaks of gold and blue enliven the attractive pages containing rudimentary facts on the idols of ancient Greece. Easy to use, simple text, with a few paragraphs recounting their place in the heavenly hierarchy, friends, enemies and associated lore. Excellent tool for more reluctant readers, and perfect for early research or browsing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064461894
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
224,375
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.

Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

With more than 60 fiction and nonfiction titles for children to her credit, Aliki has been delighting her many fans since her first book was published in 1960. Born in New Jersey, she now lives in New York City.

Aliki's books for young readers include the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out titles Digging Up Dinosaurs, Fossils Tell of Long Ago, My Feet, and My Hands. Other nonfiction books by Aliki include How a Book Is Made, Mummies Made in Egypt, My Visit to the Aquarium, My Visit to the Dinosaurs, My Visit to the Zoo, Wild and Woolly Mammoths, and William Shakespeare & the Globe.

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