While the vocabulary used is quite sophisticated, the book reads as one toned down for children. This does make it accessible, but I found myself considering motives and actions separately from the reading. Since I only had a passing curiosity about Greece in History because of another book (fiction) I'd read recently, this did serve to fill in a few gaps in my knowledge and confirmed some historical facts for me.
I am enjoying still reading this book. I have found it useful for filling in my knowledge and supplying more information about the greek civilisation. It is a easily read combination of mythological and historical events. It is written essentially for school students, but gives a mature if uncomplicated description of events that have educational background and are helpful in giving more to the history of the Mediterraenaen area.