Mythological Creatures

A Classical Bestiary

By Curlee, Lynn

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ISBN
978-1-41691-453-2
Publisher
Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2008

Gr 3-6 Centaurs, Gryphons, and Harpies share the pages of this who's who of ancient Greek figures like Argus, the watchman with 100 eyes; the three-headed dog Cerberus; and Polyphemus, the Cyclops of Homer's "Odyssey". Snippets of stories about Jason and Medea, Theseus and Ariadne, and other well-known characters will give readers tantalizing glimpses of the more intricate tales that await them. Although the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2008

"Tales of Strange Beings, Fabulous Creatures, Fearsome Beasts, & Hideous Monsters from Ancient Greek Mythology," states the title page, declaring the book's nature more accurately than does the medieval "Bestiary." Curiously, a preponderance of these sixteen fabulous beasts are half human (or, like Pan, minor deities). Most are monstrous in behavior as we...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

This book provides an eye-catching introduction to sixteen mythological creatures of ancient Greece. Straightforward and clean, the text ou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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