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Greek myths make up the very pillar of Western culture. But they are more than classic stories every child should know. They are rousing tales—rich in character, drama, and high adventure—that have captured readers through the ages. In The Random House Book of Greek Myths, Hugo Award-winning author Joan D. Vinge introduces the Greek gods and goddesses and retells fourteen ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 12th 1999 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Lauren
Dec 31, 2008 Lauren rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this book but not as much as this one I am borrowing from my teacher.( has different stories and characters)
Kevin Keating
Jan 15, 2017 Kevin Keating rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty cool book written for middle school level synopsizing most of the famous Greek myths. Nice illustrations.
Andrea
Mar 26, 2016 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Vinge, D. Joan. The Random House Book of Greek Myths. New York: Random House, 1999.

This collection of stories introduces the Greek gods and goddesses, and author Joan Vinge retells fourteen myths with insight and humanity. One of the myths is titled, Pendora’s Jar. It’s about a beautiful newly wed wife named Pendora. Each god and goddess gave Pandora marriage gifts that were all contained in a jar and told her not to open the jar. Pendora, being very curious, opened the jar and all the blessed g
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Catriona
Oct 29, 2012 Catriona rated it did not like it
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I was thoroughly disappointed with this book. It was so tedious, and had absolutely no detail, whatsoever. I was very bored reading this book, as the information it gave was very simple, and I had already known all the stories within the book. The major highlight of this book was that there were small profiles of a few gods and goddesses, not very many, and even then, the highlights could have been improved! I was also disappointed with this book because of its high lack of content. This book lo ...more
Jessica Bennett
Dec 02, 2013 Jessica Bennett rated it really liked it
I just love reading about greek myths and the gods and goddesses in general so I loved this book. I thought it was written well. Because of the straight up sort of tone the stories are not too lengthy, which is good because the book contains most of the well known stories. It also tells about each of the gods and goddesses and some of the minor ones. Not only was it fun to read but it is also informative.
Lindsay
Jul 03, 2011 Lindsay rated it it was ok
I read this to educate myself on the classic stories of the Greek gods. I read quite a bit of English literature and Greek and Roman mythology frequently is mentioned in passing. I hope I will be able to remember who the author is mentioning now. :) This children's book gave me just enough information to get the story and it was a quick read.
Tamar
Aug 02, 2015 Tamar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Joan D. Vinge (born Joan Carol Dennison) is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her Heaven's Chronicles books.
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