Childrens Treasury of Mythology

by Margaret Even Price

Hardcover, 2000

Status

Available

Local notes

292.13 Pri

Collection

Publication

Barnes Noble Books (2000), Edition: Later Edition, 158 pages

Description

A collection of twenty Greek and Roman myths including "Apollo and Diana," "Arcas and Callisto," and "Pomona and Vertumnus."

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

158 p.; 10.6 inches

ISBN

1566196469 / 9781566196468

Barcode

3442

User reviews

LibraryThing member rbtanger
This collection of mythology for children is a reprint from the early 1920s. In keeping with the era, the mythology presented is strictly classical Greek and Roman with no room for other more varied myths. The myths themselves have been abridged and changed in several ways to make them more pallatable to squeamish adults. For example, when Hades (Pluto) abducts Persephone (Proserpina), there is no mention made that he is taking her to Hades, the Land of The Dead. Similar sanitizations exist thoughout the book.

However, for a very basic introduction to the classic Greco-Roman myths, this book will work just fine for young children and the illustrations are truly beautiful.
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Pages

158

Rating

(11 ratings; 4.4)
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