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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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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
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.
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.
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.More about Joan D. Vinge...