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D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths [Paperback]

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Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.18" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1992
Publisher   Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Age  8-11
ISBN  0440406943  
EAN  9780440406945  

Availability  218 units.
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Item Description...
An introduction to the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece.

Publishers Description
"For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation."--"Horn Book."
"The drawings...are excellent and excitingly evocative."--"The New York Times."

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More About Ingri D'Aulaire & Edgar D'Aulaire

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin d Aulaire met at art school in Munich in 1921. Edgar s father was a noted Italian portrait painter, his mother a Parisian. Ingri, the youngest of five children, traced her lineage back to the Viking kings.
The couple married in Norway, then moved to Paris. As Bohemian artists, they often talked about emigrating to America. The enormous continent with all its possibilities and grandeur caught our imagination, Edgar later recalled.
A small payment from a bus accident provided the means. Edgar sailed alone to New York where he earned enough by illustrating books to buy passage for his wife. Once there, Ingri painted portraits and hosted modest dinner parties. The head librarian of the New York Public Library s juvenile department attended one of those. Why, she asked, didn t they create picture books for children?
The d Aulaires published their first children s book in 1931. Next came three books steeped in the Scandinavian folklore of Ingri s childhood. Then the couple turned their talents to the history of their new country. The result was a series of beautifully illustrated books about American heroes, one of which, Abraham Lincoln, won the d Aulaires the American Library Association s Caldecott Medal. Finally they turned to the realm of myths.
The d Aulaires worked as a team on both art and text throughout their joint career. Originally, they used stone lithography for their illustrations. A single four-color illustration required four slabs of Bavarian limestone that weighed up to two hundred pounds apiece. The technique gave their illustrations an uncanny hand-drawn vibrancy. When, in the early 1960s, this process became too expensive, the d Aulaires switched to acetate sheets which closely approximated the texture of lithographic stone.
In their nearly five-decade career, the d Aulaires received high critical acclaim for their distinguished contributions to children s literature. They were working on a new book when Ingri died in 1980 at the age of seventy-five. Edgar continued working until he died in 1985 at the age of eighty-six.
Michael Chabon is the author of several books, including The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay, The Yiddish Policeman s Union, Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son and, most recently, Telegraph Avenue."

Ingri D'Aulaire was born in 1904 and died in 1980.

Ingri D'Aulaire has published or released items in the following series...
  1. New York Review Books (Hardcover)
  2. New York Review Children's Collection

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Stands the test of time  Sep 18, 2007
I checked this book out of the library so many times as a kid. Now that I have kids, I checked it out once to see if they were interested. They weren't! But a little later they started catching on, so I bought a copy and now we are wearing it out! I find the layout handy- it leads from one story to another by way of family relations. That's a great natural story telling style. I also find that it serves as a gentle way to alert soft hearted kids to the possibility of violence in this world. It raises issues about life and death and the humor in all of it. We can read or not read as it suits us, and we can discuss and digest and ask questions. The colors and pictures give pause for thought all by themselves. The stories are in better detail than any other myth book I had come across, but then I am biased here.
It's great sharing reading with kids.
Perfect  Sep 15, 2007
For my money, *D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths* is *the* indispensable book of childhood. Every young person should have this in their home library.
One of two books I'll be using for Greek myths  Sep 14, 2007
I read four books of Greek myths to decide which one to use for my 7-year-olds. This book contains a much greater number of myths than most and the illustrations help to hold interest. The stories are detailed without being too detailed for children. I appreciated their use of language - it didn't feel dumbed down, and still retained an ancient feel. It can be used as a great read-aloud or given to a child to read on their own (I'd say 3rd grade at least). We'll be using this book along with Classic Myths to Read Aloud by William Russell.
Highly Recommended For All Ages  Sep 5, 2007
I read this book when I was very young. I was probably 8 or 9 years old. It was at a time when I loved reading about anything involving Greek mythology. Hands down, this had to have been my favorite book to read about the Titans, Hera's jealousy and even Heracles to name a few topics.

The book has a very unique illustration style. It's kind of plain but fits well with the content. The writing is awesome, and each story is conveyed to the nearest truth. Most if not all the major gods are present along with their biographies.

I've read many reviews saying it's mainly for the kids, but if you love Greek mythology as much as I do, then this book is ideal for you. I'm an adult and still love this book. If you're still a young person, pick up the book and discover the magic behind Greek mythology.
Not Free SF Reader  Sep 3, 2007
A reasonably gentle and good introduction to Greek mythology, with some pictures to add to the entertainment. Here you get the stories of Zeus, of Athena and Apollo, not to mention Hercules and all the other gods and goddesses and the mortals and others that they chase, fall in love with, do bad things to or any of that sort of stuff.


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