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Goddess Power: A Kids' Book of Greek and Roman Mythology: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women

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Let the goddesses take you on an odyssey--10 tales about Greek mythology for kids

The goddesses of classical mythology ruled the heavens, mingled with mortals, and overcame tremendous odds. Goddess Power: A Kids' Book of Greek and Roman Mythology takes you on an extraordinary journey through the triumphs and tragedies of these remarkable women.

From Gaia, Goddess of Earth, t
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Paperback, 124 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Rockridge Press
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Miranda Reads
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I ended up adoring this one! I had so much fun reading about the Goddesses and the pictures were absolutely STUNNING!

Gaia
She was the true beginning of all things.
Gaia was the first - and from her sparked so much life. She had many children - though her husband was not always pleased with the results - but a mother's love (and will) knows no
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Laura
The thing about Myths is that they are stories that peoples used to explain why things happened. If you get them as close to the original stories, they can be quite funny, and quite saucy.

This book purported to tell stories of powerful goddesses, which was why I was drawn to it. I thought perhaps the stories would have another take on the familiar Greek and Roman goddess that are taught in Western literature.

This is a very easy to access volume of the commonly told stories of the goddesses, woo
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Jocelyn Beecher
Really enjoyed this one! Cute little introductory book of goddesses and their related myths, re-written for children.
Serena
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a ARC (advanced readers copy) of "Goddess Power" as a ebook from the publisher at my request. I was interested in the book because I first encountered myths through children's books. The artwork drew me in so I truly think that the artist Alida Massari shines in this book.

The retelling for Gaia, Rhea, Hera, Artemis, the Fates/Moirai, Demeter, Athena, The Muses, Aphrodite and Circe appear in no particular order that I can determine. Each goddess lists Family, Symbol and "Strength" or
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Emma
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very pretty and well done summary of Greek mythology for children, teens, and adults.
Reading nonfiction books for children can be a nice experience to revisit what you think you know, or refresh what you have forgotten. This is why I decided to read Goddess Power: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women, a Kids’ Book of Greek & Roman Mythology.

When I was a child, around 10 I believe, I read an excellent book on Greek Mythology. Incidentally, seeing this title, I tried to find this book again, but
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Dawn
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
When this book arrived my 11 year old was very excited. He loves anything Greek Mythology. He really enjoyed it and I had to beg for it back so I could read it to leave my review.

This book was very fun to read. I remember doing a "long" unit on Greek Mythology in high school English class and loathed it. Maybe if the stories were written more like the stories in this book, I would have enjoyed it more. They are written for kids, but it is still fun for adults to read as well.

Each chapter/Goddess
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Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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These tales of Greek gods are rewritten and simplified for children, giving a broad overview of the legends that made Greek and Roman myths famous throughout the world. The stories of both Greeks and Romans are combined, instead of being told twice with different names.

The stories include the legends of Gaia, Rhea, Hera, Artemis, the Fates, Demeter, Athena, the Muses, Aphrodite, and Circe. Of course, the male gods and heroes are included as part of the stories too, but the main focus is on the
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Julie
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First of all, Alida Massari's illustrations are stunning throughout the book. The cover art and goddesses are depicted so beautifully!

Now, the book! I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting, as it was captivating for this 40-something to get a review of Greek/Roman mythology told in a fun narrative way. Yung In Chae, our storyteller, is a Princeton and Cambridge-educated Classics expert who is able to tell the stories with detail and in a delightfully fun manner. The 10 stories are followed by an
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Melissa
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First let me say that I was sent this book by the publisher with the expectation that I would give an honest review of its content. Second, I am a huge mythology fan and was very excited about this book. I was impressed with the way the author addressed the information considering the book is written for children. I think the chapters are a good length and will hold the attention of a child in grades 3-5 who are interested in learning about goddesses. I did appreciate that the author included a ...more
Rebecca McNamara
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was an absolute pleasure to read. These are stories that I have grown up with, read and studied, yet I was utterly inspired by the way in which Yung In Chae gave a voice to figures who are often voiceless or secondary characters in the narrative. I can’t wait to gift this book to friends’ and relatives’ children. I wish that this book had been around when I was little as I am certain that these stories and illustrations would have captured my imagination and brought me to the classics ...more
Amy Navarre
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Callisto Publisher's Club and Rockridge Press for this free ARC. The following review contains my honest opinions.
There are 10 short stories of Greek & Roman goddesses. These stories are concise and not too graphic for even small children. This book is a great first introduction to this mythology. There is also a pictorial reference containing a short description of various mythological creatures. I found the pronunciation guide to be an extremely helpful reference. I also appreciat
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Michal
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Yung In Chae is an artful writer who vivifies these mythological stories that feel so foreign yet so familiar to us. This is the kind of mythology book I wish I had when I was growing up.
Heather
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I was hoping it could be used for 3rd grade, since this is part of the curriculum but I think it would be better for older grades based on the content. Very interesting! I enjoyed reading the background information on these women.
Jennifer Hottinger
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent resource for the classroom during the Mythology unit!
Shannon Green
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great introduction to the some of the stronger and more important Greek and Roman goddesses. I can't wait to share these stories with my nieces. A great read for all ages. ...more
TammyJo Eckhart
Jun 26, 2020 rated it liked it
I wanted to love this book. As an ancient historian with minors in gender history and folklore, this topic is of special interest to me. But I also am a stern judge of such books. I'll start with the good then turn to the less than ideal.

The art is lovely. Most of the time, the "Symbols" listed for the subject can be seen in the image of her which is a good talking point when reading with or to children. The color scheme is calm and serene even if the stories that are about to shared aren't. The
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Ellen Nelson
Goddess Power: 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women by Yung In Chae is a work of nonfiction. It could be argued that mythology is fiction, but some people believe them to be fact. Goddess Power was written for children ages 9-12 years old. This book is a collection of stories about both Greek and Roman Goddesses. Each Goddess includes the pronunciation, meaning, family members, symbols, and strengths. Alida Massari’s illustrations showcase what the Goddesses could have looked like.
OjoAusana
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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*received for free from netgalley for honest review* Cool read was never really into greek or roman mythology but would have liked this book as a kid!
Priya
Sep 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars.

Greek myths! Who can hate on them. Just classic, good time.
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