King of the Gods, God of Sky and Storms

From the Set Roman Mythology

Introduces the Roman god Jupiter 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.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 398.2
Lexile 700
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781631437182, 9781631438998
Copyright 2015, 2015
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.

Author: Emily Temple

Illustrator: Eric Young