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  1. says:

    What a beautiful book 12 popular Greek myths most of which I have known before are retold in this book along with gorgeous illustrations Some parts are retold differently than what I have known for example King Minos demanded 7 men and 7 women from Athens to be sacrificed for the Minotaur every year because hi

  2. says:

    How do your average everyday children’s book illustrators go about proving themselves in this day and age? Well I don’t know what they teach these youngsters in design school To my mind there must be a couple standard tropes they all follow Illustrators like to prove themselves by creating alphabet books and stories in the public domain Nursery rhymes Aesop fables fairy tales that sort of thing Greek myt

  3. says:

    We got this book to read with the Riordan books I love the illustrations and the stories don't shy from their dark origins

  4. says:

    The students love this book I've been reading aloud chapters You can take any one Great retelling of myths and gorgeous illustrations

  5. says:

    96 pages Great stories and illustrations The only troubling one is the story of Medea There is a part where she chops up two different kings and puts them into a caldron to make them younger but one dies Also she prays to Hecate and there is some witchcraft involved It has such a great collection of stories otherwise Just be forewarned if re

  6. says:

    Great for my 5 year old Stories are each 2 3 pages full of text but also nice illustrations on each page Not too scary in

  7. says:

    Good for ages 7 Incomplete but does a good job telling the larger narrative that connects multiple individual stories

  8. says:

    Beautiful illustrations

  9. says:

    This book is a good introduction to Greek Mythology The myths are arranged in a way that is easy to follow even if the reader is unfamiliar with the stories The illustrations are also stunning

  10. says:

    Title The McElderry Book of Greek MythsAuthor Eric A KimmelIllustrator Pep Monserrat Genre MythsThemes Greek MythsOpening linesentence Promet

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The McElderry Book of Greek Myths

Walk among the gods and goddesses men and monsters in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology from Pandora and her dreaded box to Icarus with his wings of wax and. How do your average everyday children s book illustrators go about proving themselves in this day and age Well I don t know what they teach these youngsters in design school To my mind there must be a couple standard tropes they all follow Illustrators like to prove themselves by creating alphabet books and stories in the public domain Nursery rhymes Aesop fables fairy tales that sort of thing Greek myths also happen to be in the public domain but not that many artists have taken the time to illustrate them beautifully for children There s the D Aulaires version and that s really the only collection of myths to come to mind I m waxing poetic on the subject of artists and myths because I have recently had the pleasure to read The McElderry Book of Greek Myths as retold by Eric A Kimmel and illustrated by Pep Montserrat In it we read about every myth from Echo to Persephone From Icarus to the Minotaur Kimmel retells each tale with his own particular style It s a problematic retelling but not without its perks I think I may have stared for the longest amount of time not at any one picture in this gorgeously illustrated book but at the copyright page instead According to the publication page The illustrations for this book are rendered electronically Hmmm Nope I don t know what that means How do you define rendered If these pictures were truly created entirely on a computer then color me very much amazed Truly illustratorartist Pep Montserrat has outdone himself with some of these images The endpapers call to mind the black and red figure painting techniues found on ancient Greek vases You can almost see the brush strokes on some of these images Many look as if they were painted on top of wood If it s all the work of a computer then it s advanced work indeed Montserrat includes a level of detail in his pictures that demands to be appreciated as well Look for example at the image of Hades reclining merrily under a tree mere moments before seeing Persephone and falling in love Montserrat angles the red god s arms so that they form the curves of a red heart The leaves that have fallen around him are heart shaped as well You almost wouldn t notice the mole earthworm and centipede sticking their noses out of the ground calling to mind the place where Persephone soon will be I also loved that some of his characters have a distinctly early 21st century touch Orpheus for example sports a haircut that any hipster in Williamsburg would be keen to repeat And there is also the sheer beauty of Montserrat s art to consider From sunsets to moonlit nights Montserrat s pictures will ensnare and engage readers young and old with their beauty These myths belong to the world and I suppose that you could make the argument that no one author owns the true story behind each one Yet I would have liked very very much for Mr Kimmel to have said where he got these stories in the first place I know he retold them but the Note from the Author is silent as to where they were found and there is no back matter to this book It s important to know where an author gets his source material particularly when his adaptations of certain myths sound new Pandora now is lured by voices coming out of the box begging her to release them rather than her own curiosity Moreover her husband here it is Epimetheus says that the fault is his because I should have explained what was in the box and why it had to remain closed And remember the story of Medea and what happened to her children Well according to this version Medea and Jason never had any kids She even decides not to marry Jason saying You are a coward like all men I do not need a husband before flying away in a chariot And Narcissus falls in love with his own image because Artemis makes a spring reflect objects to be ten times beautiful than they are Montserrat ignores this change however and the illustration just shows a standard reflection no prettier than its subject Kimmel s changes serve to ironically enough humanize the gods They become sympathetic under his hand Hades is the kind of guy who likes to lie on the grass picking flowers When Ariadne is abandoned by Theseus she ends up with a much better husband than Theseus could ever have been in the god Dionysius I understand that with myths there is usually not a single version of any story And authors are allowed to play with the existing tale and liven it up a bit Yet without citing any of his sources we re not sure if Kimmel just produced these stories from memory if he consulted other children s book versions or if these come directly from a Greek translation somewhere Even if he had just said that it was the Ovid version or the Hellenistic that would have been enough And without knowing it s hard to hand this book to a kid without wondering if you re given them a flawed textI think that if you re looking for a great book of Greek myths The McElderry Book may be effective at providing great illustrations than retelling the stories everyone knows and loves All authors are allowed a certain amount of creative license but the lack of any kind of a reference means that this should not be considered a primary source It s a fine supplement for those kids who have already heard them and the pictures are worth the price of the book alone but consider other sources for a collection of the original myths sad endings and all Lovely and worth keeping but best if it is paired with something like the D Aulaires version of Greek myths The Clan (Play to Live enchanting volume of classic Greek myths Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology from Pandora and her dreaded box to Icarus with his wings of wax and. 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Collouial and easy to read Pep Monserrat breathes beautiful modern colors and style into his paintings even as he reinvents images from classical antiuity Together they've created a masterpiece of mythology perfect for young reader. This book is a good introduction to Greek Mythology The myths are arranged in a way that is easy to follow even if the reader is unfamiliar with the stories The illustrations are also stunning

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Of course that greedy gold fingered King Midas Vibrant art adds a fresh twist to this collection giving today's readers their own version of these timeless tales Eric A Kimmel brings these adventures to life with language that is. Great for my 5 year old Stories are each 2 3 pages full of text but also nice illustrations on each page Not too scary in portrayal Great intro to the Greek myths

  • Hardcover
  • 112
  • The McElderry Book of Greek Myths
  • Eric A. Kimmel
  • English
  • 02 June 2019
  • 9781416915348

About the Author: Eric A. Kimmel

Eric A Kimmel was born in Brooklyn NY in 1946 He attended PS 193 Andries Hudde Junior High School and Midwood High School Brooklyn College was across the street from his high school so he didn’t want to go there He headed west to Easton Pennsylvania where he graduated from Lafayette College in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature Eric worked as an elementary school teache