Kingfisher Book of Mythology

Kingfisher Book of Mythology

by David Bellingham, David Bellingham
     
 
The great myths and legends of the ancient world continue to capture the imaginations of children. With this unique wide-ranging reference, kids will learn why myths developed and explore the common themes that are echoed across cultural and geographic boundaries. Fully cross-referenced, the book covers cultures as diverse as Siberia, India, and the Amazon, as well as

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The great myths and legends of the ancient world continue to capture the imaginations of children. With this unique wide-ranging reference, kids will learn why myths developed and explore the common themes that are echoed across cultural and geographic boundaries. Fully cross-referenced, the book covers cultures as diverse as Siberia, India, and the Amazon, as well as the more familiar civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Americas. Includes a glossary of more than 600 mythical characters.

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Children's Literature
Since ancient times people have told stories to explain the world around them, how it was created, and whether life exists after death. Those stories of life's meaning have passed down through generations. This compendium of myths is divided into geographical sections from Northern Lands to the South Pacific Islands. Each section provides a map of the area, a timeline, and a short introduction to the different peoples and their myths within each area. Each section also includes an annotated list of mythological characters in alphabetical order. In all, more than 500 characters are described, including well-known figures from Greek, Roman, and Norse myths as well as figures from India, China, South America, and Polynesia. (Christian, Islamic, and Jewish traditions are not covered in this book.) Evocative illustrations on every page help readers visualize key stories and beings. A glossary of key terms and a comprehensive index further distinguish this book, which will serve as a highly useful reference tool on the home and library shelves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753453179
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Kingfisher Book of Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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