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A noteworthy review of Greek Gods and Goddesses from Children's Bookwatch on March 1, 2020

Cover: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty

A perennially fascinating subject for young readers, a new twelve volume, impressively informative series about the gods and goddesses of the Greeks from The Child’s World is especially and unreservedly recommended for both elementary school and community library collections. The books comprising this remarkably outstanding and beautifully illustrated series (9781503840058, List $359.16/S&L $251.40) include Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty; Apollo: God of the Sun, Healing, Music, and Poetry; Ares: God of War; Artemis: Goddess of Hunting and Protector of Animals; Eros: God of Love; Hades: God of the Underworld; Hephaestus: God of Fire, Metalwork, and Building; Hera: Queen of the Gods, Goddess of Marriage; Hermes: God of Travel and Trade; Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes; Zeus: King of the Gods, God of Sky and Storms. Each individual, 32 page title features a library binding for extended shelf life, as well as detailed maps, information sidebars, a listing of equivalent Roman Gods, a section on the Greek God family Tree, sources for further research, thematically appropriate web sites, a table of contents and an index.

—James A. Cox

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty 4.9
Apollo: God of the Sun, Healing, Music, and Poetry 4.8
Ares: God of War 4.9
Artemis: Goddess of Hunting and Protector of Animals 4.9
Athena: Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Crafts 4.7
Eros: God of Love 5.0
Hades: God of the Underworld 4.8
Hephaestus: God of Fire, Metalwork, and Building 4.9
Hera: Queen of the Gods, Goddess of Marriage 4.5
Hermes: God of Travels and Trade 4.8
Poseidon: God of the Sea and Earthquakes 4.8
Zeus: King of the Gods, God of Sky and Storms 5.2

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