Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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Publisher: Doubleday, 1962
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: J 292 DAU
Characteristics: 192 p. illus. 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin 1898-
Alternative Title: Book of Greek myths.

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green_cat_3454
Oct 13, 2017

Interesting and informative, you will learn a thing or two about the greeks when reading their myths.

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freckled2much
Jul 17, 2015

I love the D'Aulaire's writing. Their prose flows beautifully, and they don't flood their pages with too much information. They are the perfect introduction to the Greek Myths for children, and a lovely revisit for the cild at heart.

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fipsbeard
Nov 12, 2011

Very fond childhood memories of this book. Wonderful illustrations, very well written. It would be nice if the stories were less sanitized, but if that were the case no publisher would have distributed it as a children's book in the first place, in our sexually repressed culture. Don't worry, most of the violence is included (Prometheus still gets his liver eaten by an eagle every 24 hours, for example)
Please check out the underappreciated D'Aulaires book on Norse mythology (as a child I thought this was way cooler than the Greek one - it's darker and bleaker) and the book on trolls as well. I personally think all these books deserve to be as ubiquitous as Dr. Seuss.

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Abanks
Aug 06, 2011

Had this book as a child. A nice trip to good memories.

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Keogh
Jul 18, 2011

I enjoyed this book as a child, and it still works well telling the stories of Greek gods and heroes.

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toddschirm
Feb 22, 2011

D'Aulaire's books are all really good weather for an adult of a kid. I really liked this book a lot.

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primus
Dec 24, 2010

lesson 22

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Nilufar
Oct 15, 2010

Entertaining re-telling of ancient Greek myths prettified to make them suitable to a younger audience.

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May 31, 2017

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Oct 15, 2010

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