Book Reviews of D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths

Book Review: great book

Rating: 5 stars

We used this for our Ancient Greece history (3-4th grade) for homeschool. I also purchased the books on tape version from a museum shop (online) so my 9 year old could “read” it by himself. The text is a bit advanced for his age, but the retellings were wonderful. He really enjoyed the pictures as well. Great book!

Book Review: D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Rating: 5 stars

This book is used as a textbook in my daughter’s honors middle school. It presents a large amount of information in a clear and logical manner that is interesting to read. My child reads this book even when she is not required, I would highly recommend it!

Book Review: My daughter loved this book!

Rating: 5 stars

We had to purchase this book for my 8-year-old daughter’s challenge class. She absolutely loved it! She read the whole thing cover to cover.

Book Review: Excellent Introduction to Greek Myths for Kids

Rating: 5 stars

This is a great book – I gave it to my 7 year old nephew recently and and he has really taken to it. The stories are obviously compelling but here they are combined with great illustrations in an excellent format.

Well done – has taken me back to my childhood as well.

Book Review: D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Myths and legends

This is a wonderful book with all the classic Greek myths, monsters, and gods and goddesses. Even the most novice beginner will soon be lost in tales of glory, and trickery; great stories of loss and romance. The authors start the book off with a very thorough history of early Greek mythology, with how Gaea, Mother Earth married Uranus, the sky god, and thus gave birth to the titans. It goes on with son killing father, and then again, until the gods are made. At this point in the book the reader is completely spellbound by the succinct but imaginative descriptions, and the sheer enormity of the gods and creatures.

The reader then becomes familiar with each god before the book launches onto tales of bravery and smarts of the humans below, including such classic tales as Hercules and Medusa. There are also some not as well known ones, such as the tale of Europa and Cadmus, or the shocking tale of Sisyphus. Each story is constructed with care as to stick in your memory using bright and vivid full-page illustrations and stories no longer then three or four pages.

I very much enjoyed reading this book, me being a complete novice in Greek mythology I now feel like I’ve been studying it all my life. If you are already a mythology master, this may not be the book for you, but if you are a beginner to the genre then this book would help you fabulously. Some of their other books include D’Aulaires Book of Norse Myths, D’Aulaires Benjamin Franklin, and numerous books on well known figures of our society.