Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

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The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror — the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom.

Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty — mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful wife, Hera.

Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an impossible challenge: slaying the monstrous Medusa, whose glance turns men to ...

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Overview

The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror — the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom.

Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty — mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful wife, Hera.

Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an impossible challenge: slaying the monstrous Medusa, whose glance turns men to stone.

The Minotaur, half-man and half-bull, the horrible fruit of a queen's unspeakable desire, who annually destroys the young victims sacrificed to his terrifying power.

A fantastic world of spells and curses, magic and mystery, forces that create and destroy at will.

In this compelling book, Evslin introduces readers to the wondrous and terrifying world of superhuman beings, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, and the glory of gods like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon--brought magically to life through exciting retellings of great adventurers such as Perseus, Daedalus, Prometheus, and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553259209
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1984
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 981
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.86 (w) x 4.12 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Intro to Mythology

    My daughter had to read a book on mythology for her middle school language arts class. I found this book on Barnes and Noble and picked it up because the teacher thought that Hamilton and Bulfinch might be too involved for the kids. My daughter was totally enthralled with the book and has already read many of the stories two and three times. She has confided that if she does not get her degree in the performing arts, she wants to seriously study mythology based on the stories in this book. That is some book!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Excellent Reference

    Purchased for my son, a big fan of mythology. Held his interest from start to finish.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

    Greek Myths Rock!

    I have always loved greek myths and this is a great collection! They are told in a way to grab and hold the readers attention.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2007

    Greek Mythology

    I really enjoyed this book. I would love to find more like it, with different stories though.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2007

    Middle School Student

    I thought this book was amazing and everyone should read it and learn more about these ancient legends.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2003

    This book is cool

    This book was one of the best myths books I've read. If you are 11 and older you will love this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    Keeping in mind that this book is geared more towards younger te

    Keeping in mind that this book is geared more towards younger teens/older children - I think it hits it's mark just fine.  My name is Athena - with a name like that I have clearly spent years reading Greek Mythology.  I am no expert and would never claim to be.  Even so, I love the simplification of these characters and how this book is not overwhelming at all for a reader.  I young person cannot really read the Iliad and the Odyssey - but they can read this and really get a feel for some of the amazing characters of Greek Mythology.  I also like the way the book is a small summary of each character.  When reading to my kids I can read about one character at a time and allow them to ask questions and absorb the basic information.  I am glad that I read this book and I give it 4 stars.  




    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Phenomenal!

    I really liked this book! It had stories for each god, goddess, and monster just like it says on the title. Each story feels like you have gone back to when the gods actually interacted with the mortals and you could see them doing what the do! I had to read this for school thinking that it would be the most boring book i have ever read, just most other books read for school. We started the first story Zeus, it was interesting but I wasn't satisfied then we started reading all of the other stories and i was hooked! I think people who like the Percy Jackson series and the Lost Hero will absolutely love this book! ENJOY!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

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    Who ever wrote this does NOT know about Kronos.

    It's with a K not a C.
    i mean,i don't like Kronos or anything....its just your messing people up u know?

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Apple

    This book tops the tops. You people dont understand the concept of this greek mythogly put. I think I consider this God Of War awsome.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2006

    weird!!!!!!!!!

    This book was so freakin confusing. I couldnt understand anything. Read I Am the Cheese. That's a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    G

    I want a complimentary book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Awesome book

    I realy love this book!and how each god has diferent stories. I definetly recomend this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Great

    The best book ever

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Awsome book!!

    Good referance!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    a wonderful book.....enjoyed greatly

    i had to read this book for my high school freshman social studies class. i was wonderful and i recomend it anyone. u dont have to love greek myths to want to read this. its very fantalogical. (to Harry Potter fans) a lot of the things in the Harry Potter books were based on greek myths and its interesting to see how things coincide with one another. u cant put this book down and want to keep reading until u are through. i luved it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    Greek Myths, of course for you!

    Exciting, funny, adventurous! I'm very picky about books, but this is awesome! Another anthology for my class.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    HEPUTAES

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    Lucy

    Ok what is my quest?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    QUEST PICK UP PLACE

    U pick up things for a quest.

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