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Favorite Greek Myths

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
The Greek myths have intrigued countless generations of readers with their exciting tales of adventure, calamity, and conquest. This entertaining collection — excellently retold for young audiences by Bob Blaisdell — invites children to relive the memorable experiences of familiar characters from Greek mythology.
Taken directly from the writings of Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles,
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Dover Publications (first published April 22nd 1995)
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Jul 24, 2013 Ben rated it liked it
Lawrence Ferlinghetti has said, "I come from a New York generation which was before the Beat Generation, a generation that assumed that you would know the allusion when you referred to such things as Prufrock or Stephen Dedalus, Maud Gonne or Godot, Penelope’s unraveling her knitting at night, or Dover Beach or Walden Pond, or 'lilacs last in the door-yard bloom’d.'" Times certainly change, as do literary tastes, but I fear that too few people would get these allusions today. I share stories lik ...more
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Jun 14, 2014 Sajjad A. Mohammadi rated it liked it
Not a bad boo. Short and quick. I would say a very good one for kids to get familiar with some terms and terminologies in Greek mythology. Although, I would have liked it better if it didn't cut the Trojan war and Heracles' adventures to a very short note; same is true for the whole Odysseus's adventurous trip back home from the war.
Nov 04, 2015 Nayira rated it liked it
This is a very easy-to-read collection if you want to review some of the famous Greek Myths.
My favorite story is Troy. I have been styding these books with my students, so it's a good excuse to find some short reads during the so not enough time that I have lately.

Good thing it is fiction, cause I don't like the Gods thing, but the adventures are brave characters are pretty cool.
Roslyn Ross
Jul 22, 2016 Roslyn Ross rated it really liked it
Fine intro to the Greek myths. My 4 1/2 year old loved it. Especially the stories about the battle of Troy and Odysseus. It occurs to me that whereas stories like the Odyssey are boring for high schoolers, 4-year-olds LOVE it, it's like gold, as good as Spiderman.
A sweet and short review of historical Greek myths, somewhat edited for children. Good way to refresh yourself on these topics, especially The Iliad and the Odyssey.
Max Anadon
May 11, 2009 Max Anadon rated it liked it
Could be a quick read for or to children. Very brief, but a refresher of highlights if you know the stories.
Sep 30, 2008 Marah rated it it was ok
Shelves: juvenile
The writing is so convoluted that sometimes I didn't even understand, and I know these myths already! My kids were lost.
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Bob Blaisdell is a published adapter, author, editor, and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. He teaches English in Brooklyn at Kingsborough Community College. He is a reviewer for the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor and the editor of more than three dozen anthologies for Dover Publications. Email him at
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