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Treasury of Greek Mythology : Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters - Donna Jo Napoli

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

Hardcover Published: 11th October 2011
ISBN: 9781426308444
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 8+ years old

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School Library Journal Best Books of 2011

Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association

Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy 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.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Industry Reviews

"My son loves these books. We started reading National Geographic Kids books when he was about six (he's nine now) and I can honestly say that these books have been instrumental in teaching him to read." - Consumer

"My kids love these books. Super fun and interesting." - Consumer

Great book for all ages, beautiful pictures.


A great gift for teenagers and younger.

Western Australia


Great introduction to Greek mythology


Hardcover with dust jacket, great intro to Greek mythology for kids, bright and captivating illustrations, present for 8yo who's showing interest in Greek, Roman and Norse mythology. Highly recommend.



Good for an introduction


I ordered this for my son (10) who enjoys Greek mythology through reading Percy Jackson. I found it a little bland with no real new information and would be better suited to a younger reader. It would be better described as an introduction. If, like us, you've come from a Percy Jackson start and are trying to discern the fact from the fiction I'd suggest you look elsewhere. If it's your child's first introduction into Greek Mythology then it is full of colour, is easy to follow and would provide a good taster.

NSW, Australia

Better books out there


This book is not easy to follow and the information is very brief. Illustrations are o.k but there are definitely better books on this out there

South Australia


Lovely Book


Lovely illustrations, simple and engaging stories.



Beautiful, eye catching, highly engaging


Beautiful reference book for ages from about 9 year upwards. Stunning illustrations.



Enchanting book


Bought this gift for my 11yr old nephew after much research & he absolutely loves it! Great text & engaging pictures.



Treasury of Greek Mythology

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ISBN: 9781426308444
ISBN-10: 1426308442
Series: Nat Geo - Mythology
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 11th October 2011
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.9 x 24.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.18
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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