Greek Myths: Meet the Heroes and Heroines, Monsters and Gods of Ancient Greece

DK. Jul. 2020. 160p. ISBN 9781465491534. $21.99. REF
Greek mythology has enduring appeal, and this highly illustrated guide packs much information into under 200 pages. Readers will revel in strong graphics that depict everything from “The Beginning” to “Olympian Gods” to Pandora’s box and King Midas’s touch. Podcaster and YouTuber Menzies’s (PhD candidate, women in classical Athens) text is tightly written, and award-winning illustrator Ponder’s images are bright and inviting. Monsters, mythical beings, and Mount Olympus are briefly discussed. Concluding information on how the myths influenced art, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary enhance the work.
VERDICT Aimed at middle school readers and older, this book will see use in most public and school libraries.
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