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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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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.
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.