God of Love
From the Set Roman Mythology
Introduces the Roman god Cupid and explains his importance; features well-known Roman myths about this god; and includes map of ancient Rome and family tree of the Roman gods.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.2|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations|
A noteworthy review of Roman Mythology from School Library Connection on November 1, 2015
Each god or goddess is briefly introduced for young readers as well as for more experienced readers who are looking for a basic understanding of the myths. There are short inserts containing additional facts; information that should help pique student interest and encourage more research. Each book begins with a list of Characters and Places and maps. Additional information includes a Family Tree and Greek and Roman Gods comparison. The illustrations are bold and will assist in relating the characteristics of the various gods. Bibliography. Websites. Index.
A noteworthy review of Roman Mythology from Booklist on May 1, 2015
The Roman Mythology series uses graphic-novel-style art and stories to introduce the individual gods and goddesses, along with other deities in the pantheon. Each book begins with a description of Rome and the relationship between the Roman and Greek gods, and is followed by a visual of the characters and places discussed in each volume. Apollo introduces the sun god with the tale of his birth and the anger it evoked from his father’s wife, Juno. It also includes the stories of his tragic love for Daphne and his chariot race across the sun. Juno discusses the queen of the goddesses as both wife to Jupiter and the protector of women. Though the text describes her as ‘the graceful mother of Rome,’ in contrast to her jealous Greek counterpart, Hera, much of Juno’s story is still about exacting revenge on Jupiter’s lovers. Neptune examines the sea god’s original myths and includes stories about his lovers and children. In Venus, this loveliest of goddesses is shown ruling over love and beauty. All the books have short sidebars that expand the text outside the realm of myth, for instance, a box about the life of women in Roman times. The text itself can be repetitive and sometimes carelessly written, but readers will get the gist, and the superhero-style artwork should draw them in.
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.