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Whether it's the adventures of Greek gods and goddesses or Norse trickster tales, we all love to hear a good story. Kenneth C. Davis gives readers a taste of the diverse myths that live on in the cultures and religions around the world today. In his trademark question-and-answer style, peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2005)
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Leslie
Sep 18, 2011 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: homeschool


Okay, this isn't what I thought it was. It's lots of talk, rather like a history professor (but one speaking to 5th graders), with the occasional story sort of blended in as illustrations. Now, that's nice for older kids and me, but my 7 year old couldn't really wait that patiently for the "good parts".

This would be a good homeschool/afterschool history or social studies tool for 5th graders and up. Most younger kiddoes aren't ganna wait that long for the stories.
Kevin Orth
Sep 01, 2015 Kevin Orth rated it liked it
If you are looking for a descent, surface, introductory read on mythology this is the book for you. If you are looking for a deeper dive and really exploring the nuances and depth of world myths, you'll be sorely disappointed.

Excellent book - for the right audience. Just set your expectations appropriately ahead of time.
Gina Guesby
Aug 31, 2016 Gina Guesby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Totally loved this book! Even learned something of African folk tales that I can use at our Florida Ren Fest! It's read so well and just a lot of life in these lessons! Not boring at all and well worth as gifts to others!
Jennifer James
Jun 18, 2008 Jennifer James rated it really liked it
Aimed at the juvenile market but entertaining even for adults, this book tells the tales of major myths from all areas of the world. I had heard about half of them before. I listened to the audiobook edition.
Sharon
Feb 21, 2008 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book in the "Don't Know Much About" series. Really entertaining/informative. Can read over and over gain, as well as refer for reference.
Grumpy72
Apr 22, 2013 Grumpy72 rated it really liked it
An interesting book giving a very brief overview of myths from around the world. Definitely left me wanting more info though!
Kathryn
Just okay, but it is interesting how there is similarities between myths from different regions of the world and some of them overlap with Bible stories, etc.
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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of the Don't Know Much About series of books and audios for adults and children. The first title in the series, Don't Know Much About History became a New York Times bestseller in 1991 and remained on the paperback list for 35 consecutive weeks. It has since been revised several times and now has more than 1.6 million copies in print.

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