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  • Item #: 011249
    ISBN: 9780794534660
    Retail: $18.99
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    Share the Greek Myths with your children. This hardcover book contains over 15 stories, including the Adventures of Odysseus, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Many Tasks of Heracles, and Theseus and the Minotaur. The pages are all colored, with bright borders, and many of the pages are further illustrated with pictures from the myth. All in all, this beautiful book will draw young children - and older kids - into the Greek Myths. 128 pages. - Melissa
  • Item #: 011250
    ISBN: 9780794533663
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    Exactly the same as the above in content, but less than half the size at 5 5/8" x 7".

  • Item #: 013786
    ISBN: 9780440406945
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    Newly expanded edition includes an exclusive behind the scenes look at the book's creation, a biography of the life and work of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, sketches from the authors' personal notebooks and photos from their family album.

    Golden fleece, titans, and muses, oh my! This is a very thorough collection of ancient Greek myths accompanied by artful pencil drawings in color and black and white.

    Starting with Gaea and Uranus (Earth and sky), stories are chronological to the Titans, Zeus and his descendants. Supporting characters are also given their due. Children will read about Hera, Hades, Persephone, Pandora, Centaurs, Orpheus, the Gorgon, King Midas, Oedipus, and more.

    The tales are written for children to understand. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece, the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Mediterranean region, or even as a study of ancient religions. Compare their beliefs with modern ones. ~Sara

  • Item #: 021473
    ISBN: 9780486288598
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    This collection of stories includes a variety of popular Greek tales and myths, retold for young audiences by Bob Blaisdell. With easy-to-read print and six full-page illustrations, this is a great way to introduce the writings of Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles, Aeschylus, and more to young students. Six main stories recount tales of the ancient gods and titans, Hercules, the Argonauts, the Trojan War, the wanderings of Odysseus, and various other heroes and monsters. 88 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 043855
    ISBN: 9780794532376
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       Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the classic myths featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Wooden Horse, Minotaur, Bellerophon and Pegasus, Twelve Tasks of Heracles, Perseus and the Gorgon, and the Odyssey. Includes a guide to the gods, Roman names for the Greek gods, a map of ancient Greece, and Quicklinks which include an online pronunciation guide to the Greek names as well as other informational websites. 350 pgs. hb  ~ Janice

  • Item #: 021219
    ISBN: 9781454908173
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    What a beautiful book! Large format (9x12") with a hard blue fabric cover and a lovely vintage image of Pegasus and Bellerophon opens up to artfully bordered ivory pages and more color illustrations. There is at least one illustration per story and they have an art-nouveau, old-fashioned charm to them. Milo Winter is the main artist. The large font is reader-friendly for children and the language used is very understandable for about a 3rd or 4th grade level reader in my opinion, though they may struggle with pronouncing the names! Myths included: Pandora & the Box of Troubles, Perseus & Medusa, King Midas & the Golden Touch, Bellerophon & Pegasus, Hyacinthus & Apollo, Theseus & the Minotaur, Philemon & Baucis, Pygmalion & Galatea, Echo & Narcissus, Labors of Hercules, Endymion's Sleep, Orpheus & Eurydice, Ceres & Proserpine, Cupid & Psyche, Juno & Halcyone, Atalanta & the Footrace and Jason & the Golden Fleece. Add this book to a unit study of ancient Greece or ancient history. Give it as a gift or add it to your home library. They would make great bedtime stories! Hc, 144pp. ~Sara

  • Item #: 041643
    ISBN: 9781590171257
    Retail: $29.95
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    In the same style as D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, this beautifully illustrated book brings the Norse myths to life for young readers. Thirty-one chapters tell the stories of the first gods and giants, the creation of the world, the creation of man, Yggdrasil the world tree, Asgard and the Aesir gods, the gods and goddesses, the Valkyries and Valhalla, Regnarokk (the end of the gods), and the new world. In true D'Aulaire style the stories are lavishly illustrated, with many full-page illustrations. A reader's guide can be found at the end of the book, which is a combination glossary/pronunciation guide/index. If you enjoyed D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, you are sure to find this collection – with all its lesser-known stories – a real treasure! 160 pgs, hc. – Jess

  • Item #: 069088
    ISBN: 9781619304505
    Retail: $14.95
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    If you want to add in some Greek myths without spending a ton of your school year on it, this book will do the trick. Students are introduced to many of the characters, places and stories and then given a crafty project to reinforce what they read. It is not time consuming and you could easily do the activities using household items (aluminum foil, poster board, even cookie dough!) The text is easy to read and does a nice job of making those difficult names memorable. Colorful cartoons add a graphic element to every page. You get a peek at history, geography, art and technology of the Ancient Greeks in 85pp! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 013436
    ISBN: 9781410954749
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    Introducing children to the great myths may add perspective to your historical or literature studies. For example, you may have heard the term, "Achilles Heel" and wondered how it came to be. Legend tells of Thetis dipping Achilles into the River Styx to make him immortal. However, she was holding him by the part of the heel we now call our Achilles' heel. This part didn't enter the water and therefore, he had an exposed area of weakness. Or were you aware of the impact of mythology on the writings of Shakespeare? In this succinct, vibrantly illustrated book, you will learn main characters and interesting facts in Greek mythology, as well as similar stories and characters from other cultures. Glossary and index along with additional book and web resource listings make this an amusing resource to learn more about your favorite Ancient Greek myths. 48 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 027700
    ISBN: 9780689868856
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    Written by Padriac Colum, author of The Children's Homer and The Golden Fleece and Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, this book introduces the exciting world of Viking mythology to young readers. Thirty-five Viking myths are featured here, including the creation of the world the gods' settlement in Asgard, and stories which feature Odin, Freya, Frigga, Thor, Frey, the mischevious Loki, and many more colorful characters from the mysterious world of Viking mythology. 272 pgs, with black-and-white illustrations by Willy Pogany.

  • Item #: 003522
    ISBN: 9781619303201
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  • Item #: 009366
    ISBN: 9781634503990
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    The boxed set includes both books and a poster in a shiny, cardboard, vertical box for your shelf. Your children may even recognize some of the characters if they have LEGO™ playsets. These are just so much fun to look at, the literature is almost a bonus! 

     

  • Item #: 016123
    ISBN: 9781499801583
    Retail: $8.99
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     Say goodbye to boring old workbooks to reinforce learning! Color, doodle, draw and create your own personal record of Greek gods, Celtic Knights, Norse Creatures, and various other myths and legends in this unique book that just begs to personalize. Black line images, fascinating facts and background information, open-ended activities and more stimulates creativity in children of all ages. Also includes 100+ black and white stickers to freely illustrate and display. Wonderful way to introduce new topics, encourage creativity, or give restless kids something hands on during read aloud time! 64 pgs. pb.~ Deanne

  • Item #: 032308
    ISBN: 9780723294436
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  • Item #: 029527
    ISBN: 9781579128678
    Retail: $19.99
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    This colorful book breaks down the confusing world of Greek mythology into understandable stories for children with easily understandable language. There are lists and explanations of all the gods and goddesses as well as the Titans and Olympians. Also included are stories involving many of these characters that make up the family dynamic and reasons for the contemptuous relationships among them. Some of the myths and illustrations contain violent occurrences but because of the type of illustrations, nothing is gory. A pocket in the front of the book contains a Greek mythology family tree poster, stickers, and temporary tattoos of Greek characters. An index and pronunciation of Greek names are in the back of the book. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 012055
    ISBN: 9780517588376
    Retail: $16.00
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    In this great book you will find timeless stories that have been retold through generations. Many stories from Greek and Roman mythology are included, as are tales from the Illiad and the Odyssey. The book is intended for adults to read to children, but older children could easily read it themselves and adults will find the stories interesting as well. The book is divided into two sections, one for ages five and up, and one for ages eight and up. The first section includes 19 myths, including The Gift of Athena, The Origin of the Seasons, Pegasus the Winged Horse, Cupid and Pschye, and Jason and the Golden Fleece. The second section includes twenty stories, including Perseus and the Gorgon's Head, The Riddle of the Sphinx, The Story of Helen of Troy, The Gods Take Sides, The Wooden Horse, and Aeneas Visits the Lower World. Preceding each myth is a list of vocabulary words and definitions, and pronunciation of difficult words is integrated into the text itself. Excerpts are also included that share how words have entered our language through these stories. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 035733
    ISBN: 9781482451412
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  • Item #: 007574
    ISBN: 9781784458676
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  • Item #: 059270
    ISBN: 9781426314988
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  • Item #: 014750
    ISBN: 9780753471722
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    Open up this very kid-friendly introduction to characters from Greek, Roman, Norse and Egyptian mythology. The illustrations are simple and quirky (not scary) and the language is a hoot! Each section is written in the “voice” of the particular god or goddess, each one getting a page or two. The book also clearly states who is connected to whom and how so, something I always found hard to remember about mythology. This is meant to be read by the student first hand and although officially designated for middle-schoolers, I think a 3rd or 4th grader could read it just fine. A glossary in the back will help with vocabulary words and there is a small folded poster in the back. If you have the other Basher books, you will definitely want this one for your reading collection. 7" x 7”, 128 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 061892
    ISBN: 9781843178804
    Retail: $15.95
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      Subtitled, Ancient Knowledge for Modern Minds. According to this author, if you wish to understand the basis of much of western culture, you must have some study of Greek and Roman societies. Their language, history, literature, philosophy, architecture, science and technology have greatly shaped and influenced much of our society. This book, written in a clever, personable tone, explains key aspects of each of these areas in understandable ways. The author distills and contrasts the Greek and Latin cultures. The language chapter, for examples contains several charts to help in explanation. A brief bibliography and index are included. Great for review or as a solid introduction to the classics. 4” x 7 1/4”, 192 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 067082
    ISBN: 9780803741188
    Retail: $17.99
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    Following the travels of Jason and the Argonauts to find the mythical Golden Fleece, this beautifully-illustrated book captures the (abbreviated) story from start to finish. The text is abridged and sanitized in some parts to accommodate a younger audience, but all key elements remain, allowing even hesitant readers to become enraptured by the story. In addition, important Greek gods, mythical creatures, and other tidbits are presented on each page, helping kids learn a little bit more about Greek life and culture along the way! 44 pgs, hc. ~ Stephen

  • Item #: 026928
    ISBN: 9780802853493
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      Persephone [per-seh-fo-nee] is a character from Greek mythology. She is kidnapped by Hades while out picking wildflowers and becomes his Queen of the Underworld. Meanwhile, her mother gets in a dither and the entire world is affected. In the end, Persephone comes back to her family but with a little glitch. This was how the ancient Greeks explained the seasons. It is a classic tale. This hardcover version has beautiful artwork; I just love the illustrator’s style! It looks like she used colored pencils for a soft, but detailed, look. The language is easy to follow for a child reading this themselves, or it would make for a perfect read aloud book. 24pp, hc, 9.5x11”

  • Item #: 022689
    ISBN: 9780688131630
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    This book is nearly as beautiful as Psyche herself! The illustrations are dreamy and detailed as you read about the lovely Psyche and her love for Cupid. Cupid’s mother becomes envious of Psyche for her beauty and her son’s attentions. A classic tale of envy, jealousy, love, devotion and forgiveness. A beautiful addition to your library as told by M. Charlotte Craft and illustrated by K.Y. Craft. 38pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 028870
    ISBN: 9781499801187
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  • Item #: 067462
    ISBN: 9780980030297
    Retail: $19.95
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      The Student Workbook is composed of the reproducible (for families only) student worksheets

  • Item #: 067463
    ISBN: 9780986189920
    Retail: $22.95
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    The Teacher’s Edition contains the student worksheets (with answers filled in),  plus two valuable appendices. One is a collection of literature and vocabulary games that will appeal to all learning styles. These can be incorporated into any book’s study. The other is a set of Supplemental Worksheets that can be used as assessments or for extra credit activities. Most are graphic organizers and focus on literary elements.

  • Item #: 070974
    ISBN: 9781937639259
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      Parenting adult children is a challenge. Providing the guidance to help our young adults successfully move from their home-based education towards their life’s work is still somewhat uncharted. Todd Wilson (Familyman Ministries) provides a practical look at the various paths our children can take after high school and helps steer a reasonable channel between the two great myths about “the elephant in the room” of that discussion. 1) College is the only path to success. 2) College is evil. His seven action points for parents will ring with godly truth and parental love. The goal, after all, is not to force our children down a path defined by others but to biblically guide them in the path that has been prepared for them by a loving God. 71 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 024817
    ISBN: 9780991367863
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  • Item #: 015652
    ISBN: 9781599150925
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    Did you know Nathaniel Hawthorne published two books of Greek myths? In his Wonder Book, Hawthorne retells six of the Greek tales, and readily admits to taking artistic license to help teach morals and character. Stories include: Gorgon's Head, Golden Touch, Paradise of Children, Three Golden Apples, Miraculous Pitcher, and Chimæra. Note that there is some partial nudity in a few of the illustrations. 226 pgs., pb.