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Adventures of the Greek Heroes Paperback – 1 Dec 1995

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"This is the authors' answer to the need they found in their teaching experience for easy versions of Greek hero tales, and the result is most successful . . . vigorous and appealing. Included are Hercules, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Meleager, and Jason." School Library Journal, Starred

-This is the authors' answer to the need they found in their teaching experience for easy versions of Greek hero tales, and the result is most successful . . . vigorous and appealing. Included are Hercules, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Meleager, and Jason.- School Library Journal, Starred

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect For Beginning Third Graders 25 Aug. 2002
By Thomas Shuford - Published on Amazon.com
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A resource/reading teacher at the third grade level for almost three decades, I have used Adventures of the Greek Heroes to great effect at the beginning of the year. The book is on a beginning third grade level. The controlled vocabulary will annoy older readers, but suits young readers. A great introduction to the Greek myths, and surprisinly detailed in its accounts of the six or so heroes on which it is mainly focused: Prometheus, Hercules, Perseus, Theseus, Orpheus, Jason. It's about 170 pages and well-illustrated.
Adventures of the Greek Heroes is by no means comprehensive. For that you need D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, which is on about a fifth grade level. A wonderful book that is indeed encyclopedic. It begins with the origins of the gods and proceeds roughly chronologically to the Trojan war.
Wiseman and McClean's Adventures of the Greek Heroes, nonetheless, is a very valuable introduction for younger readers, eight and nine year olds, particularly for boys, who, as we all know, are less inclined to read. This book motivates third grade boys like few others.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 Jan. 2015
By Ilen Guerra - Published on Amazon.com
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excellent
4.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend 13 July 2013
By mainetrink - Published on Amazon.com
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it was a gift for a 5th grader (a girl) and it was her first request for her summertime reading stash.
5.0 out of 5 stars great and on time. 21 July 2014
By Judy Begin - Published on Amazon.com
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book was great. delivered on tim
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction to the Heroes for Young Children 4 July 2009
By Marco Antonio Abarca - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Stories of the Greek heroes and their many adventures have been continously told for over 2,500 years. They are beautiful stories that still resonate in the modern world. These are foundation stories and educated people need to be famliar with them. There is nothing like introducing people to these stories in their childhood.

Most of the great heroes are present in "Adventures of the Greek Heroes". This volume serves as a great introduction to the tales of Hercules, Perseus, Theseus,Orpheus, Meleager and Jason. The stories are reduced down to their key elements and are best suited for young children. Whenever you pare classic stories down to their basic elements, there are plenty of legitimate grounds for criticism. This book is best understood as a gateway into the world of Greek Mythology. I look forward to reading more about these heroes in other books.
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