Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

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Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1966 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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The earth breeds giants and ogres of indescribable horror -- the heavens hold omnipotent gods and goddesses, abounding in courage, strength and wisdom.



Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, who cannot resist feminine beauty -- mortal or divine, and his jealous and vengeful wife, Hera.



Perseus, fearless mortal warrior, who takes on an impossible challenge: slaying the monstrous Medusa, whose glance turns men to stone.



The Minotaur, half-man and half-bull, the horrible fruit of a queen's unspeakable desire, who annually destroys the young victims sacrificed to his terrifying power.



A fantastic world of spells and curses, magic and mystery, forces that create and destroy at will.
  

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A wonderful introduction to Greek mythology. - Goodreads
A very good introduction to Greek mythology. - Goodreads
Short, simple, but written in a fluid narrative voice. - Goodreads
This one has more of the story explanations. - Goodreads

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Great book if you just want an introduction to Greek myths. Read full review

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A very good introduction to Greek mythology. Extensive and entertaining. I read this years ago. Read full review

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Contents

Poseidon
15
Demeter
22
Prometheus
55
Phaethon
63
Orpheus
74
Eros and Psyche
91
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Bernard Evslin (1922-1993) was a bestselling and award-winning author known for his works on Greek and other cultural mythologies. The "New York Times" called him "one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world." He was born in New Rochelle, New York, and attended Rutgers University. After several years working as a playwright, screenwriter, and documentary producer, he began publishing novels and short stories in the late 1960s. During his long career, Evslin published more than seventy books--over thirty of which were for young adults. His bestseller "Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths" has been translated into ten different languages and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. He won the National Education Association Award in 1961, and in 1986 his book "Hercules" received the Washington Irving Children's Book Choice Award. Evslin died in Kauai, Hawaii, at the age of seventy-seven.

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