Greek myths (#0460FK4)

by Williams, Marcia

1 full-text review

Paperback Candlewick Press, 2011
Price: USD 8.82
Description: 36 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
Dewey: 398.2; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 3.8
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-4; Ages 5-9
From SLJ: Gr 1-6


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FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, 2011

USD 16.51

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Product Overview
From Follett

Originally published by Candlewick Press as Greek myths for young children in 1991.;Pandora's box -- Arion and the dolphin -- Orpheus and Eurydice -- The twelve tasks of Hercules -- Daedalus and Icarus -- Persus and the gorgon's head -- Theseus and the Minotaur -- Arachne versus Athena. Retells eight Greek myths in simplified text and comic strip format, including "Pandora's box," "The twelve tasks of Heracles," and "Theseus and the Minotaur."

From the Publisher
"Even reluctant readers (let alone closet classicists) will be drawn to pore over these entrancing pages. -- School Library Journal

Greek myths are among the most exciting stories ever told. In this collection, Marcia Williams offers a fun but faithful retelling of eight myths using simple language and her signature comic-strip format. Panels and spreads brimming with color, decorative detail, and nonstop action make each tale a pleasure to look at, and speech bubbles add modern humor. This indispensable collection is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the power of myth.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: February 8, 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: U.S. pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: 398.2
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 36 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-5384-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-5384-2
  • Follett Number: 0460FK4
  • Reading Level: 3.8
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-4
  • Ages: 5-9
  • School Library Journal: Gr 1-6
  • Fountas & Pinnell: W

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2011)
Gr 1-6-Eight tales featuring non-divine protagonists (Pandora, Orpheus, etc.) are retold in color-saturated kid-pleasing comic strips. Williams doesn't shy away from the violence inherent in these stories, but her knack for interjecting bawdy visual humor or an offbeat dialogue-balloon aside maintains a buoyant tone. The intricate artwork and pithy narratives demand repeated readings and guarantee wide appeal. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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