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Best Greek Mythology Books

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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 - 1992-03-01 (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 - 2013-04-30 (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 - 2011-10-11
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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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Madeline Miller - 2020-04-14
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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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Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Rick Riordan - 2014-06-03 (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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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
Rick Riordan - 2016-02-23 (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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The Greek Myths
Robert Graves - 2012-04-24 (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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Ovid - 2016-05-17 (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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A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
Stephen Fry - 2019-08-27
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The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus ...
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Oh My Gods!
A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology
Megan E. Bryant - 2009-08-07
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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)....
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Complete World of Greek Mythology by Richard Buxton
Greek Myths by Ann Turnbull
The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus
Heroes by Stephen Fry
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Pandora's Jar by Natalie Haynes
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes
Olympians Boxed Set by George O'Connor
Goddess Power by Yung In Chae
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
The Greek Plays by Sophocles
A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology by Heather Alexander
The King Must Die by Mary Renault
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
Daughters of Sparta by Claire Heywood
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Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Alcestis by Katharine Beutner
Troy by Stephen Fry
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Bulfinch's Mythology by Thomas Bulfinch
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Olympians by George O'Connor
Greek Myths for Young Children by Heather Amery
The Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Pierre Grimal
Weird But True Know-It-All by Sarah Wassner Flynn
National Geographic Kids Everything Mythology by Blake Hoena
Greek Mythology Explained by Marios Christou
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs
The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes
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
Myth and Philosophy by Lawrence J. Hatab
Cursed by the Gods by Raye Wagner
Ithaka by Adele Geras
Thanatos by Eva Pohler