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Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals (40 Inspiring Icons): 1 The angriest gods the bravest mortals the 40 most iconic Greek gods and heroes of all time are here In this fact packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how the Greek mythology sparked humankinds imagination and why these epic stories have been retold for thousands of years Meet the king of the gods and the ruler of the seas, uncover the horrors of the underworld, discover the allure of Aprhoditeand learn about the triumphs and tragedies that befell the ancient worlds biggest stars From Gaia, the goddess of the earth, to Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca, these are the 40 gods and heroes to learned about by all Gaia Cronus Zeus Themis Hera Hestia Prometheus Pandora Hades Demeter Persephone Aphrodite Hephaestus Ares Athena Poseidon Apollo Artemis Asclepius Hermes Dionysus Perseus Sisyphus Oedipus Antigone Heracles Orpheus Jason Medusa Minotaur Theseus Ariadne Phaedra Tantalus Helen Agamemnon Iphigenia Electra Achilles Odysseus Each spread presents a single figure, highlighting key facts about their family tree, conflicts, enemies, alliesand lovers, along with a fun, illustrated depiction of them that calls out elements of their dress and associated symbols and objects Each god, mortaland monster is a legend in their own right, but who will you choose as your hero Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons Black Music Greats, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Fantastic Footballers, Music Legendsand People of Peace.

  • Hardcover
  • Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals (40 Inspiring Icons): 1
  • Sylvie Baussier
  • 11 May 2017
  • 1786031477

8 thoughts on “Greek Gods and Heroes: Meet 40 mythical immortals (40 Inspiring Icons): 1

  1. jab jab says:

    Great book, my daughter has this subject at school in year 3 and is very happy with this and can read all by herself.

  2. Bookish Philosopher Bookish Philosopher says:

    Sylvie Baussier is a prolific writer of children s books which are usually written in French, her mother tongue Having studied General Literature, she then became an editor of encyclopaedias and later, a journalist She now devotes herself fully to the work of writing books for children from her home in France.I have previously read a few books in the fantastic 40 Inspiring Icons non fiction series and Greek Gods and Heroes was just as successful at holding my attention and being informative without becoming overwhelming, as the others have been I have always been fascinated by Greek Mythology and have read several different books about it over the years, this is definitely one of the best and most enjoyable for both adults and children.The books holds information on 40 different gods, godesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Hades, Persephone, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hermes, Dionysus, Medusa, Minotaur, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles, to name but a few The accompanying graphics are attractive and colourful Well researched with accurate facts and figures on each of the figures, some of the myths are simplified for the young target audience I cannot think of a better book that is such an excellent introduction to the subject As well as the myths associated with them, each portrait includes the person s genealogy, allies, enemies and history Even the Roman names of each are included and Baussier uses humour to good effect keeping you entertained throughout.This is a throughly entertaining book that I have no hesitation in recommending to youngsters and adults alike Some of the information may be deemed too simplified for adults with prior knowledge of mythology but would be great for anyone looking for a concise introduction I would say that if you are planning to read this to your children or gifting a copy to a child, I recommend them being an older child as some of the stories feature some pretty gruesome topics such as incest, revenge, and all manner of violent events.Many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group Wide Eyed Editions for an ARC I was not required to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

  3. lilistar lilistar says:

    Greek Gods and Heroes is the perfect non fiction book for young people who are interested in learning about ancient Greece.The layout in Greek God s is easy to follow with two pages for each God or Hero, filled with interesting facts for each and written in a humorous way so it keeps the reader entertained throughout.The illustrations definitely add to the book and give opportunity to add fun facts about the Hero or God ARC received from netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  4. Grateful Grandma Grateful Grandma says:

    I have always been fascinated by Greek Mythology and over the years, have read several different books about it, this is a good one for people who want a brief introduction to many of the Gods, Titans and Immortals The book is written in two page chapters, highlighting a different entity in each The accompanying graphics are attractive and colourful but not everyone likes the style They are well researched with accurate facts and figures on each of the figures Some of the myths are simplified for the young target audience, but I think the reader parent or caregiver needs to pre read this book before letting young children read it The Gods often participated in disturbing behaviour such as incest, eating other gods, or children, that might not be appropriate for younger children As well as the myths associated with them, each portrait includes genealogy, allies, enemies and history Even though I am an adult, I learned some things from the book and there were some heroes and immortals that I was not familiar with This is a great resource book for lovers of literature as there is often mention of stories or characters from mythology that may not be familiar to readers and this would give them a quick background A great addition to school or public libraries The publisher, Quarto Publishing Group Wide Eyed Editions, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read The rating, ideas and opinions stated are my own.

  5. AE2 AE2 says:

    This introduction to Greek gods and heroes tells interesting and often, disturbing, given the gods tendencies toward immortality, incest, eating other gods, etc facts It s kind of like a mini encyclopedia to give a few details about each featured god or hero The artwork isn t my favorite I just don t really care for the style , and I don t think I ll actually read it to my kids my oldest is 5 because I m not really looking forward to discussions about eating offspring or marrying siblings For older kids, though, who want an easy reference to consult about who s who in Greek myths, this would be a fun choice.I read an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley All opinions are my own.

  6. KayLai KayLai says:

    Love this nice book about Greek Gods and Heroes It is a good introductory book to Greek mythology for young children A crisp and sharp layout with beautiful illustrations, Greek Gods and Heroes is an excellent addition to the 40 Inspiring Icons of the series by Wide Eyed Editions.Pros Family Trees are provided for each icons Brief and succinct major facts and or distinctive features of the gods and heros Nice graphicsCons If any, an inclusion of pronunciations would help young kids to pronounce the names correctly with little help from adultsOverall, a great and enjoyable read for children or anyone who desires a quick Greek Myths 101 crash course.

  7. joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews joycesmysteryandfictionbookreviews says:

    This is an honest introduction to the stories of forty Greek gods and goddesses All the gory details including husbands and wives who are brothers and sisters or fathers and daughters and brief accounts of the violent acts that the gods committed are there but all is simply told Each god or goddess has a couple of pages in the book, complete with illustrations, interesting facts, genealogy, symbols and accomplishments, etc This reads like a beginning reference book than a story like retelling of the myths It is a good reference for those who want to learn about the early Greeks stories and world views.

  8. Etruria Etruria says:

    I ve always loved Greek mythology and this book is wonderful Simple and informative text accompany a profile of the Greek gods, titans and heroes with colorful graphics Well researched and includes the Roman names as well Some myths are a bit simplified for a younger audience but that doesn t take anything away from the stories A great book for learning about Greek mythology at any age Thank you Netgalley and Wide Eyed Editions for an advanced copy of this book.

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