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Goddess of Wisdom, War, and Crafts
From the Set Greek Mythology
Introduces the Greek goddess Athena and explains her importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Greece and family tree of the Greek gods.
- Characters and Places
- The Goddess of War
- Principal Gods of Greek Mythology -- A Family Tree
- The Roman Gods
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Greek Mythology from Library Media Connection on May 1, 2013
This large series provides young readers with background information on many of the Olympians. Each book begins with the same illustrated introduction, and describes the primary responsibilities and characteristics of the featured god or goddess. Each also contains a Greek mythology family tree, and provides their Roman counterparts. The series will prepare the reader for more in-depth works. Libraries needing simplified works on Greek mythology should definitely include this series. Bibliography. Websites. Index.
A noteworthy review of Greek Mythology from School Library Journal on December 1, 2012
Although Temple tries to summarize several myths in connection to each of the selected gods in a way that will hold the attention of readers, these complex tales are sometimes overly simplified. For example, In Hera, the author states that Heracles was brought to Olympus to live; most sources that mention a stay on Olympus give him only a brief stop there. Temple does offer insightful historical information about Greek rituals, worship practices, and architecture, and a helpful ‘Principal Gods of Greek Mythology’ family tree will give readers new to the myths a handy reference to sort out the characters. Squier’s illustrations are eye-catching.
Author: Teri Temple
Teri Temple is a former elementary school teacher who now travels the country as an event coordinator. She developed a love for mythology as a fifth-grade student following a unit in class on Greek and Roman history. Teri likes to spend her free time hanging out with her family, biking, hiking, and reading. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and their golden retriever, Buddy.
Illustrator: Robert Squier
Robert Squier has illustrated dozens of books for children. He enjoys drawing almost anything, but he really loves drawing dinosaurs and mythological beasts. Robert Squier lives in New Hampshire with his wife, son, and a puggle named Q.