Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals

Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals

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Overview

Each Top 40 Famous title introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. In this fun title, 40 gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology are waiting to be discovered, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles. Each portrait includes the person's genealogy, allies and enemies, history and the myths associated with them. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786031433
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
Publication date: 08/02/2018
Series: 40 Inspiring Icons Series
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 628,370
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sylvie Baussier studied General Literature before becoming an editor of encyclopaedias and a journalist. She now devotes herself fully to the work of writing for children. She lives in France. 

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Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
I have always been fascinated by Greek Mythology and over the years, have read several different books about it, this is a good one for people who want a brief introduction to many of the Gods, Titans and Immortals. The book is written in two-page chapters, highlighting a different entity in each. The accompanying graphics are attractive and colourful. but not everyone likes the style. They are well researched with accurate facts and figures on each of the figures. Some of the myths are simplified for the young target audience, but I think the reader/parent or caregiver needs to pre-read this book before letting young children read it. The Gods often participated in disturbing behaviour such as incest, eating other gods, or children, that might not be appropriate for younger children. As well as the myths associated with them, each portrait includes genealogy, allies, enemies and history. Even though I am an adult, I learned some things from the book and there were some heroes and immortals that I was not familiar with. This is a great resource book for lovers of literature as there is often mention of stories or characters from mythology that may not be familiar to readers and this would give them a quick background. A great addition to school or public libraries. The publisher, Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions stated are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this nice book about Greek Gods and Heroes. It is a good introductory book to Greek mythology for young children. A crisp and sharp layout with beautiful illustrations, "Greek Gods and Heroes" is an excellent addition to the "40 Inspiring Icons" of the series by Wide Eyed Editions. Pros: - Family Trees are provided for each icons - Brief and succinct major facts and/or distinctive features of the gods and heros - Nice graphics Cons: - If any, an inclusion of pronunciations would help young kids to pronounce the names correctly with little help from adults Overall, a great and enjoyable read for children or anyone who desires a quick Greek Myths 101 crash course.
readers_retreat More than 1 year ago
Sylvie Baussier is a prolific writer of children's books which are usually written in French, her mother tongue. Having studied General Literature, she then became an editor of encyclopaedias and later, a journalist. She now devotes herself fully to the work of writing books for children from her home in France. I have previously read a few books in the fantastic "40 Inspiring Icons" non-fiction series and "Greek Gods and Heroes" was just as successful at holding my attention and being informative without becoming overwhelming, as the others have been. I have always been fascinated by Greek Mythology and have read several different books about it over the years, this is definitely one of the best and most enjoyable for both adults and children. The books holds information on 40 different gods, godesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Hades, Persephone, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hermes, Dionysus, Medusa, Minotaur, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles, to name but a few. The accompanying graphics are attractive and colourful. Well researched with accurate facts and figures on each of the figures, some of the myths are simplified for the young target audience. I cannot think of a better book that is such an excellent introduction to the subject. As well as the myths associated with them, each portrait includes the person's genealogy, allies, enemies and history. Even the Roman names of each are included and Baussier uses humour to good effect keeping you entertained throughout. This is a throughly entertaining book that I have no hesitation in recommending to youngsters and adults alike. Some of the information may be deemed too simplified for adults with prior knowledge of mythology but would be great for anyone looking for a concise introduction. I would say that if you are planning to read this to your children or gifting a copy to a child, I recommend them being an older child as some of the stories feature some pretty gruesome topics such as incest, revenge, and all manner of violent events. Many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions for an ARC. I was not required to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.