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Myths Every Child Should Know

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Collection of Greek and Norse myths extracted from various books for children, leaning heavily on Hawthorne's Wonder Book.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Biblo-Moser (first published 1905)
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More than two thirds of the book are Greek myths that I was taught at school or read at home when I was a kid. Some of them were given as the Roman version of them but still I enjoyed them. I also loved the myths about Odin, Thor and Loki, even though I didn't like Loki.

I enjoyed reading the myths. The names of the places confused me some times because some of them are different from the Greek ones but I still enjoyed the myths.
Sajjad A. Mohammadi
This was another audio book that I enjoyed listening to, in my long trips. Although it is written for every child to know but I as a youth felt like a child listening to all the epic adventures and missions undertaken by the famous legendary heroes of the ancient Greece depicted in The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer.
What's interesting was that a few chapters at the end of the book included the Norse myths that i did not expect to be there.
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice retelling of some classic tales, most of which I had read before. The stories are a good overview of mythology for young people. Those in their early teens who wish to know more of a particular story can find fuller and more traditional accounts, but this book seems and apt introduction for them.
I found this very boring, and the myths I though were going to be familar (such as Pandora's Box) were not at all. I don't know if the author was taking liberties with the myths or just making stuff up out of whole cloth, but I was very dissapointed with this book and I'm surprised it has a 4 star rating. I got about 1/2 way through and then just...could not finish.
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the title suggests it is a collection of the basic myths in Greek and Norse mythology which every child should know. It's a good book to read every once and a while. Reading it straight through would be sort of burdensome.
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not what I expected

I expected this to be more short stories of other myths.. wasn't what I expected at all. Still good if you're into those older stories. only gets this rating because I believed it to be something other than it actually is.
Collin Hunter
May 16, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

bad bad I hate it so much I hate it
I hate it I hate it I hate it so much
I know it's made up lives
Jul 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, myth-fantasy
Great highlights of the Greek and Norse myths! My 9 y.o. son and I enjoyed reading it together for bedtime stories.
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this mostly to see if I had read the myths I should have read as a child. Yep except the norwigen myths. It was good to revisit them.
Nov 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this on the Kindle app of my Blackberry, and it's just occurred to me that the downside to that is that I can't pass this one on to my niece. Really enjoyed these.
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