The McElderry Book of Greek Myths

The McElderry Book of Greek Myths Walk among the gods and goddesses men and monsters in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology from Pandora and her dreaded box t

  • Title: The McElderry Book of Greek Myths
  • Author: Eric A. Kimmel Pep Montserrat
  • ISBN: 9781416915348
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Walk among the gods and goddesses, men and monsters, in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology, from Pandora and her dreaded box to Icarus with his wings of wax, and, of course, that greedy, gold fingered King Midas Vibrant art adds a fresh twist to this collection, giving today s readers their own verWalk among the gods and goddesses, men and monsters, in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology, from Pandora and her dreaded box to Icarus with his wings of wax, and, of course, that greedy, gold fingered King Midas Vibrant art adds a fresh twist to this collection, giving today s readers their own version of these timeless tales Eric A Kimmel brings these adventures to life with language that is colloquial and easy to read Pep Monserrat breathes beautiful modern colors and style into his paintings, even as he reinvents images from classical antiquity Together they ve created a masterpiece of mythology, perfect for young readers.

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    1. How do your average everyday children’s book illustrators go about proving themselves in this day and age? Well, I don’t know what they teach these youngsters in design school. To my mind, there must be a couple standard tropes they all follow. Illustrators like to prove themselves by creating alphabet books and stories in the public domain. Nursery rhymes, Aesop fables, fairy tales, that sort of thing. Greek myths also happen to be in the public domain, but not that many artists have taken [...]

    2. I was going to read this book to my niece.It seems that time got away from me, and I missed the chance.I read it myself and enjoyed it very much.The illustrations were the best.I learned some new things as well.

    3. We got this book to read with the Riordan books. I love the illustrations and the stories don't shy from their dark origins.

    4. The students love this book. I've been reading aloud chapters. You can take any one. Great retelling of myths and gorgeous illustrations.

    5. 96 pages. Great stories and illustrations. The only troubling one is the story of Medea. There is a part where she chops up two different kings and puts them into a caldron to make them younger but one dies. Also, she prays to Hecate and there is some witchcraft involved. It has such a great collection of stories otherwise. Just be forewarned if reading aloud to children. Recommended for 4th-5th grade.

    6. Great for my 5 year old. Stories are each 2-3 pages full of text but also nice illustrations on each page. Not too scary in portrayal. Great intro to the Greek myths.

    7. Title: The McElderry Book of Greek MythsAuthor: Eric A. KimmelIllustrator: Pep Monserrat Genre: MythsTheme(s): Greek MythsOpening line/sentence: Prometheus and his brother, Epimetheus, were Titans, members of a race of giants.Brief Book Summary: This book includes twelves different greek myth stories. The myths have been adapted to be easy for children to read and the book includes bright illustrations. Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Horn Book Guide Online K-3 Illustrated by Pep Montserr [...]

    8. Very nice anthology of Greek myths styled to be enjoyed by children. I especially liked "Pandora's Box," "Arachne" (interesting twist on transformation), "Pygmalion and Galatea,""King Midas and the Golden Touch," and "Orpheus and Eurydice." I'd look at these again, and especially for storytelling in the schools. (nice copy at my local library)

    9. I've always loved the Greek myths and still pick up pretty much any book based on mythology (i.e.Radiant Darkness or The Lightning Thief). This is a beautiful collection! Eric Kimmel has written versions of 12 of the best known Greek myths in colloquial language that is much more accessible to young readers while remaining true to the original tales. Pep Montserrat's illustrations bring the tales to life in vibrant detail. This is a great collection for younger readers (2nd-4th grades) to start [...]

    10. When we changed reading series two years ago, we adjusted the curriculum to emphasize mythology, particular Greek mythology. We supplement that with this book.It is a beautiful book. There are about a dozen myths presented here. They are told well and the illustrations are superb!I believe these are traditional interpretations as they match my understanding of the myths, unlike some versions I have read.My students are mesmerized with these myths each time we read them. Well done!

    11. I like this retelling of Greek myths - at an easier reading level than D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. Kimmel retains the wonder and story-qualities of the tales, rather than presenting them as an encyclopedia of who's-who in Greek mythology. But I shall have to think about the changes that Kimmel made to the myths (see Betsy Bird's review). I agree with Betsy that the lack of source notes or author's note describing the changes is problematic.

    12. Fantastic! Eric Kimmel has done a wonderful job of rewriting these classic Greek Myths into easy to follow short stories. Several of the stories then followed up with the same characters in the next story; giving a foundation for much of the myth. The beautifully illustrations add much to the tales as well. A must read for children!

    13. The stories are the generic retellings of Greek myth you would find in other children's books but what really makes this book stand out are its illustrations. They cover the pages and are vibrant and colorful. I recommend this book for parents with smaller kids who can't read but can look at pictures. It would be great for bedtime stories.

    14. I first discovered this book when I was teaching Greek Myths to my 4th grade class. Of all the Greek myth books in our school's library, I found this one to be the most kid-friendly. The stories are not too complicated or long for children to understand and the pictures are beautiful. I had to buy it for future use.

    15. This is a beautifully illustrated collection of Greek Myths. The art work does a good job of making the stories appealing to children, but at the same time convey the sense of danger and mystery that comes with dealings with the Greek gods. This is a great first book of Greek Myths for kids.

    16. I had checked this book out from the library thinking Hunter might read and enjoy it. Whether that comes to pass is still anyone's guess, but I read it the meantime. It was told a bit blandly for my tastesfactual but cold. But overall it was entertaining.

    17. While the art is interesting, the retold myths are unfaithful to the originals, often contradicting or abbreviating them without notes or explanations.

    18. This is an entertaining introduction to Greek mythology with twelve of the most popular myths including the stories of Orpheus, Theseus, and Arachne.

    19. Great stories, but they could have used art more effectively, on some pages they could've used important and key parts of story so my students would be able to understand them better. Yet, nay!

    20. My bug loved this book. The illustrations are gorgeous and often enough to keep an 8-year old entertained. She's been talking about the stories ever since.

    21. Well written and nicely illustrated accounts of all the famous Greek myths. Just the book I've been searching for.

    22. Love the illustrations. The writing was peppered with humor which we also enjoyed. We did question whether or not the stories were different from what we had read before.

    23. The artwork in this book is amazing. Especially Medusa's hair. The myths are retold well for kids, and was a nice mix of stories.

    24. Great introductory book for kids. While the the stories have been abbreviate from the originals, this version is perfect for younger readers who are not ready for the full adult versions.

    25. This is a nice collection of Greek myths. We enjoyed the retelling of these stories as much as we did the illustrations. This would be an excellent addition for a young child's home library.

    26. love the pictures in this book and how they tell the stories. stories given in short version. fun to just look at the pictures

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