Treasury of Greek Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

By Donna Jo Napoli; Donna Jo Napoli; Christina Balit (Illustrator)
(National Geographic Society, Hardcover, 9781426308444, 192pp.)

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011
Eureka Silver Honor Books California Reading Association
Capitol Choices 2012 list ofNoteworthy Titles for Children and Teens
2012 Notable Children's Books ALSC
The new "National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology" offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations.
National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a cast of characters profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake.
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About the Author
Donna Jo Napoli is the author of more than fifty books for children, including many picture books and novels for tweens and teens. Some of her most popular books are Zel, Beast, Ugly, Bound, and Stones in Water. Donna Jo lives in Pennsylvania with her family.



Christina Balit is an acclaimed children's book artist noted for her ethnic style. Of British and Armenian descent, she spent her childhood years in the Middle East, which gave her first-hand experience of many of the cultures from which these stories are taken. Her books for Lion include The Lion Treasury of Tales and Legends and The Lion Illustrated Bible.
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