Greek Myths

Greek Myths

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by Olivia E. Coolidge, Edouard Marcel Sandoz
     
 

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From the terror of Medusa and the Minotaur to the Labors of Heracles and journeys of Theseus, the stories in this collection have thrilled and enthralled people for centuries with their high drama, hazardous quests, and unforgettable characters (both mortal and immortal). Under Olivia Coolidge’s skillful pen, the landscape of early Greece and its famous…  See more details below

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From the terror of Medusa and the Minotaur to the Labors of Heracles and journeys of Theseus, the stories in this collection have thrilled and enthralled people for centuries with their high drama, hazardous quests, and unforgettable characters (both mortal and immortal). Under Olivia Coolidge’s skillful pen, the landscape of early Greece and its famous legends bloom with vigor and are perfectly suited to the adventure-seeking reader.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review Notable Book
This volume of familiar myths is both readable and attractive. . . . The author provides a happy introduction to classical mythology.
Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice
Offers a new and different approach to the old stories which may be of interest both to young readers and to students of legends.
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"This volume of familiar myths is both readable and attractive. . . . The author provides a happy introduction to classical mythology." New York Times Book Review Notable Book

"Offers a new and different approach to the old stories which may be of interest both to young readers and to students of legends." Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618154265
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/29/2001
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
147,127
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

Meet the Author


Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon on children's literature through her mythological retellings demonstrating careful research and the adriot capacity to bring the past to life.

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