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Best Greek Mythology Books

Recommendations from 26 articles, Alexander Stubb, Simon Kuestenmacher, Alan Kay and 8 others.
Best Greek Mythology Books
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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths book cover
D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
Ingri D'Aulaire - Mar 01, 1992 (first published in 1962)
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Here are the gods, goddesses, and legendary figures of ancient Greece--mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; gray-eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom; Helios, the sun; greedy King Midas--lavishly depicted by Caldecott winners Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. In a relaxed and humorous tone, these splendid artists bring to life the myths that hav...
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Edith Hamilton - Apr 30, 2013 (first published in 1942)
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The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes.Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human...
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Treasury of Greek Mythology
Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters
Donna Jo Napoli - Oct 11, 2011
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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading AssociationCapitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSCThe new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrica...
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Rick Riordan - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2009)
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An alternative cover edition of this ISBN can be found here.5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers with poster)The Lightning ThiefThe Sea of MonstersThe Titan's CurseThe Battle of the LabyrinthThe Last Olympian An alternative cover edition of this ISBN can be found here.5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers with poster)The Lightning ThiefThe Sea o...
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Oh My Gods!
A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology
Megan E. Bryant - Aug 07, 2009
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Love action, deception, romance, power struggles, and more!Mythlopedia is a series where the superstars of Greek myth meet the modern age--complete with profiles, headshots, and family trees; fascinating sidebars; and irreverent surprises, for readers (Ages 10-14)....
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Ovid - May 17, 2016 (first published in 2001)
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Ovid's deliciously witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transformed, often by love - into flowers, trees, stones and stars. This new verse translation, in simple and swift English hexameters, allows Ovid's narrat...
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The Greek Myths
Robert Graves - Apr 24, 2012 (first published in 1955)
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Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - Robert Graves's superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definiti...
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan - Feb 23, 2016 (first published in 2014)
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A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed fo...
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Madeline Miller - Apr 14, 2020
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In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and...
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The Complete World of Greek Mythology
Richard Buxton - Jun 28, 2004
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Greek myths are among the most complex and influential stories ever told. From the first millennium BC until today, the myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. They can be found in the latest movies and television shows and in software for interactive computer games. This book combines a retelling of...
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Greek Myths
Ann Turnbull - Sep 08, 2015 (first published in 2010)
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Enter a world where anything is possible. A god could be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph could be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters.From the tragedy of Persephone to the fearsome minotaur; from Perseus's quest...
Olympians Boxed Set by George O'Connor
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology by Heather Alexander
The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus
Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
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Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Mythos by Stephen Fry
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Olympians by George O'Connor
Greek Myths for Young Children by Heather Amery
Weird But True Know-It-All by Sarah Wassner Flynn
National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology by Blake Hoena
Goddess Power by Yung In Chae
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
The Adventures of Odysseus & the Tale of Troy by Homer
Argos by R. K. Hardy
Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas
Elementals by Michelle Madow
For Her Dark Skin by Percival L. Everett
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
Dark Descendant by Jenna Black
The Scarlet Thread by Derek Murphy
Cursed by the Gods by Raye Wagner
Thanatos by Eva Pohler