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Children's LiteratureThis collection of worldwide myths offers readers a glimpse into a multitude of ancient and contemporary cultures using fascinating narratives and embellishing each with elegant photographs or detailed illustrations. Spreads offer brief profiles throughout the book, beginning with a definition of myths and their appearance in a variety of genres. Continent maps are highlighted with charming drawings of mythical characters and identified vegetation. Lyrical retellings from each country relate amazing details of the ancient cultures and reveal how people lived, where they came from, and how their social structure was affected by actions that happened around them. Good structure and brevity allow students to follow the action, gain information, interact with the text, and accomplish easy transitions. Headings appear in the upper right-hand corner identifying the country/region represented and its mythological name, providing direction when reading the book (example—Scandinavia: The Vikings). This unique collection of stories includes many not-so-familiar entries, curtailing details of the customary, recognizable myths. A list of gods and goddesses not mentioned in the text, a glossary, and an index are included. In this spectacular account, young scholars can glean just how primitive peoples interpreted their world and then used myth to justify the present and glorify the past. 2004, Kingfisher, Ages 10 to Adult.