Theseus and the Minotaur
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Theseus and the Minotaur

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  5 reviews
With luminous watercolor paintings and a straightforward text, here is a retelling, in picture-book form, of one of the great classic Greek myths. Full-color illustrations.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Margaret K. McElderry Books (first published September 30th 1989)
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Mary
Assigned 398 as traditional literature by LOC, rather than the 290 assigned to mythology, even though the subject headings are Greek mythology. Although the cover clearly states this a retelling, there are no sources cited for the origin of the myth. The book tells the story of how Theseus, the son of the King of Athens, risks himself to free the people of Athens of the requirement to send 7 young men and 7 young women in tribute every 9 years to Minos, the King of Crete, who in turn gave them t...more
The Book Maven
All I can say is this: this is a book far too text-heavy to be in picture book format for children, and the illustrations are uncompelling illustrations. It's completely off-putting, from the very first page. For a better rendering of Theseus (as well as many other myths) try D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.
Jean-Marie
This was a read aloud to complement our Ancient Crete history lesson. This picture book offers a bit more to the story than the other two Minotaur books we read -- Monster in the Maze by Stephanie Spinner and The Minotaur of Knossos by Roberta Angeletti.
Brendan Howard
The 4-year-old didn't understand it all, but she asked good questions and was fairly rapt with attention.
Cheryl
The text was ok but I felt the watercolors were just too bland for the story.
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