Greek Myths: Three Heroic Tales


We're putting Mythology into our block schedule once again this Fall, and so I'm on the hunt for new versions of the most famous myths. This book contains the stories of Demeter and Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur, and Orpheus and Eurydice. It looks like this might be a repackaging of one of their previously published books. In any case, it's a great retelling, and I loved the illustrations. We found the family tree of Greek gods to be particularly useful. It is a great volume to read at bedtime for a few nights, and if it is well-received, you could then pick up one of the many more complete volumes of Greek Myths. This volume is jam-packed with illustrated educational extras, including character galleries and endnotes for each story, a family tree of the Greek gods, a gallery of the Twelve Olympians, pronunciation guide, glossary and a map of ancient Greece.

I read a DRC of Greek Myths from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review a few months ago. Since then, Barefoot books mailed me (and all of #BookPosse) an ARC so that we could get a better a look at the artwork. 


Jennifer Naughton

I'm a lifelong bibliophile who happens to love children's books and who should have become a librarian. Instead I horde books in case of apocalypse or the enactment of a Fahrenheit 451 type law. My five kids accept my addiction and have learned to accept books in odd places.