Tuesday, July 6, 2010

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Reviewed for Kids Book Korner by Betty Jordan Wester

From Gaia & the twelve Olympians to minor gods & the heroes of Greece, this comprehensive & relatively unbowdlerized collection of greek myths is sure to delight adults & children alike.

Boys will thrill to the daring of heroes & the menace of monsters. Girls will be enthralled by tales of powerful goddesses not to be trifled with.

Nearly every page has a detailed & gorgeous picture. The D'Aulaires never condescend to their audience. Rather, they perfectly marry the power of greek art with the whimsy of childrens illustration.