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Mythology (Ology)

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Presenting the newest discovery in the series with the Midas touch — a mythical exploration fit for the gods

In the early nineteenth century, an English nobleman embarked on a tour of the sites of ancient Greece. He brought as his guide a primer on Greek myths written by his friend Lady Hestia Evans, a devotee of Lord Byron who had recently taken the same voyage. In the tru
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Candlewick Press (first published 2007)
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Jan 13, 2016 Melana rated it it was amazing
Mythology by Lady Hestia Evans is about the myths of Greece. If you like Zeus and the myths of the golden fleece, then you should read this book. This book has life like things that can thouch as your touching the real things. There are games you can play and muck more. It is great for all ages but trust you have to believe to think its the real thing. So if you like greek mythologies then this the book for you.
Aug 13, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
This collector's book presents a simplified overview of Greek mythology. What makes this book great isn't its amount of information, it is how the compact summaries it does provide are set to beautiful illustrations, swinging panels of mini-books and pockets of goodies like cards. On the last page there is an envelop containing a few sheets of stationary and a faux quill pen. You may be satisfied with checking this book out from the library rather than buying it at twenty bucks, considering how ...more
May 26, 2012 D.M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been curious about the Ology series since it started, and when I saw this one in my local library decided it was time to check it out.
This volume devoted to Greek mythology is wrapped in the conceit of a book on the subject written by the fictional Lady Hestia Evans, with marginal notes by a greedy later owner, John Oro. The book would have been more of a pamphlet had it existed, as it's just over 30 pages, and provides the barest primer in mythology. Though it offers a good number of stori
Ash E.
Feb 20, 2011 Ash E. rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: mythology fanatics
Recommended to Ash by: Cori Johnson

If you're interested in Greek mythology, you'd be much better off with:
Percy Jackson & The Olympians (for entertainment purposes)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3 ) by Rick Riordan The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (informational purposes)
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri D'Aulaire

So see my reviews for those!

Original review can be found at Inconceivable Book Reviews

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As most of you may, or perhaps may not, know I am a Greek Mythology fan and have read several of the myths repeatedly throughout the years (starting in the seventh grade for anyone who is wondering). This book, though extremely short, is a great beginning place for anyone who is interested in the Greek myths. It does not go into much depth only keeping to the bare bones and mainly only focuses on the twelve major Olympian gods,
Katy Jane
Oct 28, 2012 Katy Jane rated it really liked it
I get so overwhelmed with mythology so instead of studying it, I just don't read it. At all.

I am a teen coordinator at a library and our book group is reading mythology this month. Not my first choice. I didn't want anything fiction because I knew I would get confused because I don't really know many stories. (After college, studying The Iliad and the Odyssey, I forgot it in seconds after the test) So I wanted a book where I could get an overview of mythology without feeling overwhelmed. This b
Aug 10, 2014 Daisy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone interested in greek mythology
This was a very good book on Greek mythology. I loved the illustrations and the way the information was displayed. On the sides of each page is a diary written in first person about a man who is collecting Greek relics and is meant to be giving them to a museum but is having second thoughts... This part of the book I wasn't too keen on. It wasn't very clear when the diary was set and who was talking and I wasn't sure if it was based on true events or not either. Although I did like the way that ...more
Eugenia Argerami
Very good book; informative and extremely cool :)
Not as good as Percy Jackson's Greek Gods OBVIOUSLY.
Nell TheBookGoddess
Apr 17, 2014 Nell TheBookGoddess rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! It has a lot of cool stuff about Greek mythology which I happen to adore!
Mar 20, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, storytelling
Booktalked this on a recent class visit.

Many of the third graders had never heard of the word "Mythology," although a few had seen the Disney Hercules movie. However all were very interested in the beautiful maps and illustrations and "pockets of surprise" in the book. They especially like the picture of Medusa on the "Magical Beasts" page.

We have a lot of copies of the "-ology" books at our branch, and surprisingly, they don't really circulated that well. I'm working hard to push our non-fict
Charissa Ong ty
Sep 22, 2014 Charissa Ong ty rated it it was amazing
I LOVE IT. I'm a sucker for interactive books/pop ups. I NEED TO READ THE OTHERS.
Mar 02, 2016 Wevs rated it it was amazing
Very cool! Nice info and games
Aug 03, 2014 William rated it it was amazing
yes. this awesome. like the pop ups
Haley  *all systems go, the sun hasn't died*
When I was younger, I was obsessed with Greek mythology (not as much anymore, but I still think it's interesting). This book was great, because it told Greek myths and legends in a way that was understandable to my 9-year-old brain (that's about how old I was when I first read this book). And the pictures are cool :) Anyway, this is a very kid-friendly book, and for the younger readers out there, I recommend it. It might be too easy for older readers or people who know a lot about Greek mytholog ...more
Feb 01, 2015 Mimi rated it it was amazing
So Great. Loved It.
Jul 24, 2008 Andrea rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adults and Children
I have to highly recommend all of the 'ology' series for children and adults alike. Both the girls (ages 8 and 13) have loved these since they discovered them. They are wonderful interactive adventurous books that will keep them entertained and reading for hours. And they are a book they will come back to time and time again. I had to actually confiscate these more than once from my older step-daughter when she would be up way past bed time searching for some new detail she hadn't seen before.
Salam Almahi
Oct 18, 2014 Salam Almahi rated it it was amazing
Most expensive book I buought so far, and let me tell you: It's worth every Dirham.
Another awesome addition to the ologies series. I love Greek mythology and I love the cool way this book was set up. Of course, much of the storytelling was highly edited/abridged, but what could you expect from a book of this size? Really, it's construction is beautiful and even the little historical story was pretty neat albeit slightly disjointed (a guy going crazy because he thinks Zeus is real? A little hard to believe...)
Elizabeth Qualia
I first learned about this book in one of my classes. It is so cool and takes me back to my childhood days with the little envelopes and items stashed throughout the book. I was really excited to recieve this as a graduation present from my family. I also like the companion book which is smaller in size and a handbook. In place of the items this companion book comes with stickers!
Jan 13, 2011 David rated it liked it
This was a good book that gives a basic overview of mythology as it just skims the surface. The illustrations and tangible "trinkets" in the book make it interesting and add to the overall element of the book. Definitely good for anyone who is exploring their interest level in mythology, but not so much for those seeking to deepen their knowledge of mythology.
Jan 14, 2014 Mariana rated it it was amazing
I looooove this book. Can stare at it for hours, keep learning and keep loving it
Abraham Hernandez
this book goes into depths about the Greek gods. This book sparked my intrest in greek mythology which led me to read The Mythology Handbook: An Introduction to the Greek Myths
Feb 01, 2013 Crystal rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, read-in-2013
A fun and entertaining way to learn more about Greek Mythology. Although it isn't the most in dept, it does give a great overview of Greek Mythology, and I think it is a really great teaching tool. I especially loved the pop-ups and little hidden things to pull out and examine, it made reading this book more fun and interesting.
Mar 03, 2012 Daleb. rated it really liked it
Sat. March 3, 2012
A nice little read and companion book...only took me 3hrs (w/many interruptions) to get through this one.
I had initially thought this was an entirely different book until i looked inside the cover and saw Mr. Dugald A. Steers name in it.
Now on the the Mythology Book itself.
Monica Sanders
Apr 26, 2010 Monica Sanders rated it really liked it
This book was really cool. On every page was a pop-up page or flaps or folders for the reader to be interactive. It is also very informative in learning about Greek mythology. I thought that some of the myths were detailed and slightly graphic for young readers, but I learned a lot from reading this book.
Apr 24, 2012 Jilane rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All 9th grade students studying mythology
Recommended to Jilane by: Michelle Barney
Shelves: fantasy, mythology
I just finished this. Yes it was really short and a very fast read. But I wish now I had made this available to my students for their mythology research. There is an "abridged" version of the Odyssey which I am going to read to my students next week before we start the Odyssey.
May 24, 2010 Louisa rated it really liked it
me and mythology...just I got this book to study up so I'm prepared for some of the myths. I read about Persephone and Hades, and the muses, and the gods and goddesses like Aphrodite and Apollo. I was interested, so watch for more mythology books on my profile.
Dec 29, 2013 Drucilla rated it liked it
Shelves: o
I love interactive books and Greek mythology so this is a no-brainer. One thing that this book has that other entries in the series don't have is a good embedded frame story. It could have been a lot better.
Oct 25, 2010 ACRL added it
Shelves: motw
Read by ACRL Member of the Week Scott Walter. Learn more about Scott on the ACRL Insider blog.
April Helms
Jan 01, 2008 April Helms rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all ages
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
This one takes readers on a legendary tour of Greece, combining myth and legend. It is a journal of an explorer who goes to obtain collectibles, and gets more than he bargains for.
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