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Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters: An Encyclopedia of World Mythology
     

Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters: An Encyclopedia of World Mythology

by Sheila Keenan, Belgin Wedman (Illustrator)
 
Blazing sun gods, fertile earth goddesses, sacred serpents, wily tricksters, and valiant heroes. Myths are the most powerful and popular stories ever told. This beautiful encyclopedia explores the world's mythologies. Each of its 15 chapters focuses on a particular culture, from Australia to the Americas. Colorful, lively entries describe key mythic figures, stories,

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Blazing sun gods, fertile earth goddesses, sacred serpents, wily tricksters, and valiant heroes. Myths are the most powerful and popular stories ever told. This beautiful encyclopedia explores the world's mythologies. Each of its 15 chapters focuses on a particular culture, from Australia to the Americas. Colorful, lively entries describe key mythic figures, stories, and rituals and traditions. Children will discover information about hundreds of mythic figures from Anase to Zeus. They'll find out more about familiar myths and be introduced to important new ones through entries on Athena, Durga, Huang Di, Maui, Osiris, Odin, King Arthur, Gilgamesh, Loki, Yurlungur, Coyote, Quetzalcoatl, Pele, and many, many more.

In this comprehensive encyclopedia of the world's mythological figures, kids will delight in the easy-to-read entries and gorgeous reproductions of the fabulous figures.

Editorial Reviews

Gods, Goddesses And Monsters deserves ongoing mention as a fine collection of fairy tales and myths gleaned from world myth archives. Very good reading skills are required placing this visual guide in the realm of advanced elementary grade levels; but the diverse stories and their accompanying vivid color illustrations will attract a wide audience, including many an adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439042895
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1900
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
IG980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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