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The Illustrated Book of Myths Tales & Legends of the World Hardcover – 5 Oct 1995

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (5 Oct. 1995)
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0751353175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751353174
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 313,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Every culture in history has had its own myths to help explain the world through the power of story. This engaging book offers a delightful, sweeping view of world mythology--not just the famous stories of the Greeks and Romans, but also the stories of Native Americans and legends from South America, Africa, Scandinavia, Asia and Australia. Young readers will learn about Zeus and Pandora from Greece, King Arthur from England, Maui-of-a-Thousand-Tricks from Polynesia, the Rainbow Serpent from West Africa and dozens of other colourful, larger-than-life characters from around the world. Myth-master Neil Philip has taken a thematic approach, organizing the legends around themes such as creation myths, fertility and cultivation, gods and animals, and visions of the end. Within each theme, eight to twelve myths from different cultures are retold, enhanced by abundant full-colour illustrations and photographs of related sites or artefacts. At the side of each page are further explanations of characters or situations in the stories. The appendix includes a section called "Who's Who in Mythology", with the pronunciation for each name and charts of both the Greek and Norse Pantheons. Philip's retellings are clear and powerful, retaining the flavour and message of each story. This fascinating book of myths belongs on every young scholar's bookshelf. (Ages 9 to 13)

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This book is a must for any child doing a project at school on myths and legends. The information my son got from this book is second to none. After spending hours on the internet he found everything he needed in one book, explained in detailed pictures and words he could understand.
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The book is a masterpiece of the illustrator. It is appreciated references to the sides of the pages accompanying the main text
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Good condition and helpful in solving crossword puzzle clues!!
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VERY PLEASED WITH MY PURCHASE.
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