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  - anacryan - LibraryThing

A nice collection that includes many of the world's gods and goddesses This book tells tales and legends of ancient times and gives a unique insight into the cultural backgrounds of each. Colorful and detailed illustrations enhance the text. For kids 9 and up. Read full review

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User Review  - born1990 - LibraryThing

Genre: Myths This book is a good example of myths because each story is a type of traditional literature comprised of early folklore. These stories were created to explain the the world usually with ... Read full review


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About the author (1995)

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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