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The Giant Book of Myths and Legends

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-- Star maids, serpent-gods, dragons, and kings have captivated the imagination from beginning of time. And whether it is the word of classical Greek mythology, the rich folklore of King Arthur and Robin Hood, or the mythical offerings of the Native Americans, traditional stories hold the key to unlocking the magic and the mystery of the past.
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Hardcover, 564 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by MetroBooks (NY) (first published 1995)
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Deborah
Jan 24, 2012 Deborah rated it liked it
Book 6 in my quest to read 50 books in 2012.

I'm seriously torn about this book. I've read various myths and legends from around the world before - and well.... some I have read before - in much better versions. It is a decent primer of some of the stories from other cultures, but there is much left out as they - by and large - are approached from a more western view and written with that sort of bias. Whenever possible, I would suggest reading the original - or as close to it as one can get.

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Sam
Jan 09, 2012 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A superb collection of myths and legends from around the world, including a number of more familiar tales written by authors including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Charles Kingsley. Very readable and thoroughly enjoying.
Tabitha
Sep 11, 2011 Tabitha rated it really liked it
A really nice collection. It has a lot of classic tales, and some lesser known ones.
We used it and a couple others for a myths and fairy tales class in highschool, and this is the only one I felt the need to keep.
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Michael Raymond Donald Ashley is the author and editor of over sixty books that in total have sold over a million copies worldwide. He lives in Chatham, Kent.
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