By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 22, 2013
What is your favorite book that fits into the genre of Greek Mythology? This is the question we posed to TCBR’s readers and here is what they had to say:
Quirky illustrations that are evocative; clear graceful re-tellings of the myths. Very accessible without being simplistic. Retains the magic of the myths.
—Shared by Bonny Becker
By Rick Riodan
Riveting action that captures the Harry Potter crowd, but explains dyslexia which could also capture the Joey Pigza crowd as well. Well written, but could inspire kids to go check out the classic tales that the series is based on. I have, so far, replaced 3 or 4 copies in our library. They have ALL walked. In my library, that is a sign of a popular book that the kids want to read.
—Shared by Marcia Berbeza
A very child-friendly retelling of The Iliad and The Odyssey, full of all the adventure and drama that Homer intended for his epics. (for ages 4 grade and up)
—Shared by Wendy Braun
I love his take on the Persephone myth, and the art is amazing.
—Shared by Maria Selke
My son became a huge fan of Greek mythology because of Percy Jackson, which turned our family on to looking for more great books on the topic. The Mythlopedia series, which begins with Oh My Gods!, is very fun for kids (and adults) to read while still being informative.
—Shared by Melissa Hambrick