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Title: Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
Author: Donna Jo Napoli, Christina Balit
Format: Epub
Rating: 1.5/5
Status: Finished
Reading Date: June 19, 2017 to June 20, 2017
Book Summary: School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association

Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC

The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations.

National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Book Review: Real Rating: 1.5

I have always had a love for mythology especially anything Greek/Roman mythology. When my friend brought this to my attention, I was excited. I could not wait to crack open this book and dive into the world of mythology.

Unfortunately I was disappointed by the lack of research this book should have had. Stories were short. Too short for my tastes.

The art was delightful and beautiful but the stories were terrible.

Seriously if you want to introduce your children to mythology, pick up Rick Riordan's books. You will thank me for it.