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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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Mighty Zeus 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.

I checked it out several times--though it's an oversize book and was therefore as a hardcover a bit heavy to drag home and back, I always felt it was worth it. D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths is a marvellous book full of marvellous stories, and now the Greek playwrights and poets and philosophers await. You won't regret it and you might want to continue to want to read more and more about Greek mythology. I don't know how many times I've read it, but every single story and illustration felt intimately familiar when I opened it now, 20 years later. I am an absolute fan of Greek myths for I read this book ten years ago in paperback format and it has stuck with me ever since.Instead of focusing on just an illustration of a character, there is a symbol or event happening throughout, so the reader can see Heracles and his various quests.

Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. E -- Echo: Pan was in love with her, but she was in love with a different boy, and she was cursed so that she could only repeat what others say. Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, published by Doubleday in 1962, was an elaborately illustrated compendium of Greek mythology, 192 pages in 46 chapters. Okumanın yanında o çizimleri incelerken geçen vaktin farkına varmıyorsunuz, hele de benim gibi her detayı inceliyorsanız.Durante o período de teste, é possível usufruir de todos os benefícios da assinatura de maneira gratuita. For example, in the story of the overthrow of Uranus, mention is made of the fateful sickle, and of Cronos's attack upon his father, but the exact nature of the attack is unspecified. We encourage them to think for themselves, to question, to seek, to demand that authority earns respect, so their experience with the book isn't as revelatory as mine. So, violence is fine for kiddies, but rape is really sex, which means it's too naughty to talk about.

Rereading as an adult, I was struck by the absence of the story of Antigone, an odd choice given that the D'Aulaires do devote some space to Oedipus's warring sons. They completed a sequel in 1976, The Terrible Troll Bird, an adaptation of one of their earlier works, Ola and Blakken. It was the best introduction I could ever have asked for and is still the one I trust to be both simple and accurate. He illustrated many books in Germany from 1922 to 1926 and painted frescoes in Norway from 1926 to 1927. The d'Aulaires won the third annual Caldecott Medal in 1940 for Abraham Lincoln, a picture-book life of the 16th U.These are stories full of all the things we love in tales---action, adventure, love, cruelty, war, friendship, fighting---all the things that make us human. This newly updated edition includes a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire - plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family archive. The d'Aulaires and Abraham Lincoln won the Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association in 1940, recognizing the previous year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". The first covers the beginnings of the world and the stories of the Olympian gods and goddesses; the second is devoted to the minor gods, nymphs, satyrs, and centaurs; and the third relates the tales of the human heroes of epic and play. Edgar, a pupil of Hans Hofmann and Henri Matisse, [3] studied fresco in Florence, painted murals in France and Norway, and exhibited in Paris, Berlin and Oslo.

No more than Mother Goose, but they formed the imagination and are part of our Western understanding of who we are. Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. As a kid I read constantly (probably 4-5 books a week), and this was one of my favorite books to re-read.In print for over fifty years, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. One can see how a child would want to read this over and over, but it's a great read for adults, too.

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