Jennifer edited the description of Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology (Mythology (Enslow)) Friday, August 6, 2010.
Gr 6-8-This book opens witha well-researched preface that offers background information onthe ancient Greek culture, settingthe timeand placeand distinguishing between real locationsand mythological story. In addition, eachof
Author Michelle M. Houle retells the
nine tales includes an introduction. Houle presents creation tales; several well-known storiesabout important mythological figures (Pandora and Prometheus); anda few lesser-known tales, such asthe storyof Heliusand Phaethon. Simply written, this collection is a good resourcefor reports or classroom use.Each story is followedby questionsand answers and a page or two of "expert commentary" that extend the lesson through quotations from academic sources. The illustrations and genealogical chart are merely decorative and suggest a younger audience. Still, this is a useful addition for libraries that need moreon the topic, especially those serving reluctant readers. Angela J. Reynolds, Washington County Cooperative Library Services, Hillsboro, OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Shelfari edited the description of Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology (Mythology (Enslow)) Tuesday, July 27, 2010.