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296 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great re-telling of the most memorable Greek myths.
Venerable writer Robert Graves re-tells the most memorable Greek myths in a fun loving style that will entertain children and adults. Graves' narrator voice is sometimes amused, sometimes gently chiding as he describes the adventures of Hercules, the saga of Pandora and her unfortunate box, Midas' tragic touch and Narcissus' self obsession. He also examines the roles...
Published on 17 July 1997

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1.0 out of 5 stars Like running through a museum
This book is great for children, it is simple, well possibly a bit too simple, I was stunned at how such stories could be summarised in such few words, as some of the greatest myths are written within a few pages, the accuracy of some stories is also very questionable.

The best description of this book would be like running through a museum, all the real...
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296 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great re-telling of the most memorable Greek myths., 17 July 1997
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This review is from: Greek Gods and Heroes (Mass Market Paperback)
Venerable writer Robert Graves re-tells the most memorable Greek myths in a fun loving style that will entertain children and adults. Graves' narrator voice is sometimes amused, sometimes gently chiding as he describes the adventures of Hercules, the saga of Pandora and her unfortunate box, Midas' tragic touch and Narcissus' self obsession. He also examines the roles and relationships of the twelve Olympians themselves.

This is not a dry textbook style treatment of mythology, but a wonderfully absorbing bunch of yarns that can be read over and over to elementary school children; it will also be a useful reference down the road, when young children become older students. These are great stories, beautifully told.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to the Greek Myths, and not only for children, 30 Dec. 2006
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Elise (Brompton, Northallerton, N Yorks) - See all my reviews
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This book is a retelling of many of the greatest myths and legends of the Ancient Greek (and Roman) gods. The stories are told in a simple, engaging style, well suited to a children's book, without ever being patronising - which is quite a feat for an historian of Graves' standing.

This could be read alone by children from about 8 years or be read by an adult to even younger children. For an adult, either wanting a very quick reminder of certain tales - to look up the bare bones of a certain myth, or one who has never heard any of the Greek Myths before, it will also give a useful and very accessible introduction.

Some of the stories are (of necessity, for a children's book, given the sexual adventures of most of the Gods) bowdlerised a little - e.g. Zeus "marries" girls continually, rather than having the rather more impermanent relationships that the adult version of these myths would explain - but not to an extent that it affects the feel or the content.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book review, 7 April 2010
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Mr. W. A. Oliver "Alan Oliver" (Buckinghamshire) - See all my reviews
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I bought it for my 10 year old who is doing the Greeks this term. Amusing and amazing, good stories that allowed her to remember the characters more easily. The book had more depth than some of the project work and it makes a nice change to read a book rather than to "cut and paste" from Wikipedia.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My nephew loved the book!, 28 Nov. 2010
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L. J. Cullen "Loving Life!" (England) - See all my reviews
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My nephew is 11 years old and is really interested in Greek Mythology, and this book was great. Easy to understand but still interesting and enjoyable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Graves, 22 May 2014
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On quick perusal the book filled in a lot of forgotten facts in my knowledge base. Graves is always 'good value' NB this book was a gift and I not yet receive feed back.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brill, 15 May 2014
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This book is amazing and I'm 13 and I can't stop reading lol really good cheap aswell. The book pulls u in somehow ??
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good introduction to greeks gods and myths, 12 Sept. 2014
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Easy to read and understand, a good introduction to Greeks myths
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4.0 out of 5 stars Greek Gods and Heroes, 17 April 2012
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I bought this book to go with my evening course on Greek heroes.

It was really good. It explained about the heroes without giving too much detail.

I love reading about Theseus, Heracles and the rest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 18 Mar. 2015
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Bought for my daughter who has an interest in all things Greek. She couldn't put it down
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you like you will want more - so get Greek Myths ..., 20 Aug. 2014
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Gordon Toumaniantz (charente maritime,france) - See all my reviews
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A summary. If you like you will want more - so get Greek Myths by Graves.
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