God of Fire, Metalwork, and Building
From the Set Greek Gods and Goddesses
Introduces the Greek god Hephaestus and explains his importance; features well-known Greek myths about this god; and includes a map of ancient Greece and a family tree of the principal Greek gods. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative sidebars, a list of Greek characters introduced in the text, a list of equivalent Roman gods and goddesses, sources for further research including websites, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.
- Characters and Places
- The God of Fire, Metalwork, and Building
- Principal Gods of Greek Mythology: A Family Tree
- The Roman Gods
- Further Information
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.9|
|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|
A noteworthy review of Greek Gods and Goddesses from School Library Journal on November 1, 2019
This series covers the gods’ exciting adventures and exploits with storyteller prose and a smooth flow. Tight sentences capture mythic personalities, aptly presenting them as larger than life, foibles intact. Covers are child-appealing; colorful, cartoon-like illustrations drive texts. Sidebars are ‘midbars:’ Good explanatory background information is set in colored columns between two text columns. ‘Characters and Places’ opens each title with a map of ancient Greece, Mount Olympus, and a gallery of characters’ pictures, names (including pronunciation guides), and descriptions. Back matter includes ‘Principal Gods of Greek Mythology: A Family Tree’ and presents pictures and names clarifying gods’ relationships. VERDICT Well done. Recommended for fans and myth newcomers in public and school libraries.
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.