Wednesday, May 9, 2012

d'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

Written by: Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

First line: In olden times, when men still worshiped ugly idols, there lived in the land of Greece a folk of shepherds and herdsman who cherished light and beauty.

Why you should read this book: Complete with maps of ancient Greece and the night sky, family trees of heroes, and the detailed genealogies of the gods, this is the class compendium of Greek mythology presented for young readers. Beginning with the love affair between the earth and the sky and ending with Aeneas's exodus to Italy, this large and handsomely illustrated volume details the relationships, inventions, triumphs, and failures of the gods, goddess, and heroes of legend, written in accessibly language, with some of the really outrageous parts left out or glossed over. Clever and comforting, this book brings to life a world of wonder and awe.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're wondering how Odysseus made it home from Troy.

1 comment:

The Book Window said...

The most cherished feeling in this entire world is just dream about your entire life. Having previously penned down bestsellers on the domain of entrepreneurship, Connect the Dots and Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Rashmi Bansal has penned down her third book I have a Dream on the same lines. The context in which this book differs from the others is that it is centered on the topic of Social Entrepreneurship.
These books has the inspiring latest book
and interesting stories of 20 idealists who act and think like entrepreneurs, but have dedicated their lives to various causes that do good to mankind in one way or the other.