The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

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Harper Collins, Jan 31, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. "[Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level."—BL. "Aliki's fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks."—SLJ.

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Good intro to greek mythology for younger kids. - Goodreads
The pictures were very detailed and colorful. - Goodreads
I think the illustrations are especially enticing. - Goodreads
The pictures are beautiful and the story is engaging. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rebecca S. - Goodreads

This was probably my favorite book as a kid. I picked it up almost as soon as I could read (it was probably the amazing illustrations.)I checked it out every time we went to the library. At one point ... Read full review

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User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

-- Just flipped through this one at the library. Great illustrations, did not read the text, but I think when the need comes up in a few years I'll buy it for our school books. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Aliki has written and illustrated many books, both fiction and nonfiction, loved by readers throughout the world. The books were inspired by a word, an experience, or the desire to find out. Aliki says, "I'm not so great at pushing buttons, but I know things happen when you do." Aliki lives in London, England.

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