The Illustrated Book of Myths: Tales & Legends of the World

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D. Kindersley, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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Myths are grouped by theme under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and the Afterlife, allowing readers to compare similar stories from different parts of the world and to gain insight into other cultures. Background information about historical and cultural events includes photos of places and objects mentioned in each story.

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User Review  - Chris Webber - Goodreads

I love love books like this. It is easy to read, has illustrations, and takes the reader down the path of why beliefs came to be from all sorts of vantage points. Comparative religion at a common ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nikkita - Goodreads

Excellent resource for some of the more common myths around the world. The pictures of artifacts and the drawings really help give life to the stories. Read full review


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Neil Philip is a noted folklorist and anthologist who has written several books on Native American and multicultural themes for Clarion, including IN A SACRED MANNER I LIVE, which was named both a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in England.

Mistry studied at Harrow School of Art and did postgraduate work at the Central St. Martin's School of Art.

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