Tragedies and triumphs are memorable themes in this collection of thirty-five myths and legends from the ancient world. Including the lesser-known tales of Polynesia and the Americas alongside the greatest stories in Greek mythology, young readers will explore the folklore of past civilizations.
The book is an easy read because the stories are only a few pages long; therefore, readers can put the book down and pick it up without losing the sense of the plot. I highly recommend this book for readers who are on the go but have a little time for a good story.
Clear and excellent rendition of Isis and Osiris, of Narcissus and Echo, and of Achilles' and his vulnerable heel.
School Library Journal
The overall result is a book that is a delight to read. Ideal for use in the classroom, it will also appeal to lovers of mythology.