D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire

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Here are the immortals of Olympus—the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece—as freshly described as if they were alive today.
            Mighty Zues with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot. . . these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

 

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Published January 1, 1962 by Doubleday. 192 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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An illuminating introduction to Greek mythology via the gods and goddesses, this presents all the immortals of Olympus in their natural settings, depicted admirably in sweeping and profuse illustrations- both black and white and full color.

Oct 19 1962 | Read Full Review of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

The New York Review of Books

Having reissued both D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths and D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls, the publisher now presents the paper-over-board D’Aulaires’ Book of Animals by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire, originally published in 1940 as Animals Everywhere.

Apr 24 2007 | Read Full Review of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

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The helpful little robots of Hephaestus, god of smiths and fire, appear almost incidentally, along with his robot dog, and readers learn indirectly that Hephaestus is also god of toys.

Aug 16 2012 | Read Full Review of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

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