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A Wonder Book: Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) Paperback – 2 Jan 2004


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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A great book about greek mythology. 25 April 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book, A Wonder Book, is a good book about Greek mythology. This adventurous book includes Medusa, Perseus, Hercules, Pegasus and many more well known characters. The stories are told by a man named Eustace Bright. He is telling all the stories to a couple curious children. The children enjoy the stories a lot and always want to hear them. Each story is told in a different place and time. Each tale is different and interesting. I recommend this book to curious children and teens that are interested in Greek mythology.
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Kid-Friendly Adventures 18 April 2011
By Eric Wilson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you've read Hawthorne's longer works, you might be surprised by the storytelling fun and energy he puts into this shorter book aimed at boys and girls of all ages, 8 to 80, who love a good yarn. Imagine yourself on a whispery, wintery day, sledding on the hillsides with friends. Or imagine yourself gathered with the kids on the front porch on a golden, summery afternoon. Now add to these settings Hawthorne's inventive narrator, Eustace Bright, who gathers the children round on that hillside or porch and gives them the classic myths with his own unique spins.

If you think you know the stories of King Midas and his golden touch, of Hercules' exploits, of Medusa, you have here the chance to rediscover them in child-friendly, yet fully adventurous form, through the skills of Mr. Nathaniel Hawthorne. He gives the old tales a lot of charm, makes them palatable for younger kids, and weaves in lessons of ethics and morality and courage. I have always appreciated Hawthorne's more thought-provoking writings, but here I find another side to the man and the writer that is magical and light.

I've long been a fan of Hawthorne's short stories. While he plays out some amazing themes and characters in "A Scarlet Letter," "House of the Seven Gables," and even "The Blithedale Romance," he excels in his shorter tales, where the prose has less room to run off track and the themes are better addressed. He seems serious in most of his writing, with only hints of his humor and playfulness, but in "A Wonder Book," we find a side of Hawthorne that's hard not to adore.
Awesome book I read today 6 Dec 2013
By Silas Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
It was a interesting story it was like my first book I ever read if only I could keep this kindle I would read more than I have too
good book 13 May 2013
By Erika Lopez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book for young adults. Very enjoyable and informative. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in mythology. Great price. Thank you!
Five Stars 9 Dec 2014
By Josephine - Published on Amazon.com
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Bad word in the book. I whited it out before putting on class book shelf.
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