The Simon & Schuster Book of Greek Gods and Heroes

by Alice Low
Illustrator Arvis Stewart
Foreword by Barry R. Katz

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | September 1, 1985 | Hardcover |

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The gods and heroes of ancient Greece shake heaven and earth in a collection of over thirty stories that breath new life into the myths of Olympus. Here is the triumphant tale of the Trojan Horse, the tragedy of Oedipus, the downfall of Medusa and more. Witness the grand drama of some of the best known heroes of all time in a fresh rendition of these timeless tales.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.79 in

Published: September 1, 1985

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0027613909

ISBN - 13: 9780027613902

Appropriate for ages: 7

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The Simon & Schuster Book of Greek Gods and Heroes

by Alice Low
Illustrator Arvis Stewart
Foreword by Barry R. Katz

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.79 in

Published: September 1, 1985

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0027613909

ISBN - 13: 9780027613902

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From Chapter TRIUMPHS OF THE GODS, Io and Europa

Suddenly the girls looked up and saw a herd of bulls coming toward them. "Oh, look!" cried Europa to her friends. "Have you ever seen a bull as magnificent as that one? What a rich chestnut color he is! And he has a silver circle on his brow!"

The bull, who was Zeus of course, ambled toward Europa and mooed softly. "How gentle he is!" Europa said, stroking him. Then the bull lay down at her feet, as if inviting her to climb onto his back.

Europa did so without fear. But before her friends could join her, the bull leaped up, dashed toward the ocean, and then flew over it, far out to sea. Clinging to the bull''s horns, Europa looked down and saw a procession of sea gods riding on dolphins, led by Poseidon.

Europa cried out to the bull, "You, too, must be a god. And if you are, take pity on me. Do not carry me off to some strange land far from all my friends."

And the bull answered, "I am Zeus, lord of the sky, but do not be afraid, for I love you. I am carrying you to my own special island, Crete, where I was born. There I shall show myself to you as a god, and you shall bear me sons who one day will be famous and revered."

And so it happened. Europa became the mother of a great king, Minos, and also of Rhadamanthus, both judges of the dead. And Europa, after whom the continent of Europe is named, became even more famous than her sons.

Copyright © 1985 by Macmillan Publishing Company

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreward

MOTHER EARTH AND HER CHILDREN

THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF MOUNT OLYMPUS

ZEUS AND THE CREATION OF MANKIND

Prometheus and His Gift to Man

Pandora

Deucalion and Pyrrha and the Great Flood

TRIUMPHS OF THE GODS

Io and Europa

Persephone

Arachne

Niobe

Pygmalion

Echo

Narcissus

Phaëthon

Orpheus

Oedipus

Bellerophon

Atalanta

THE HEROES

Perseus

The Prophecy

Medusa

Heracles

The Crime

The Labors

Jason

The Argonauts

The Golden Fleece

The Return Home

Theseus

The Banquet

The Minotaur

Daedalus

Odysseus

The Trojan War

The Voyage of Odysseus

THE CONSTELLATIONS

Orion

Cassiopeia

Castor and Pollux

Afterword

Index

From the Publisher

The gods and heroes of ancient Greece shake heaven and earth in a collection of over thirty stories that breath new life into the myths of Olympus. Here is the triumphant tale of the Trojan Horse, the tragedy of Oedipus, the downfall of Medusa and more. Witness the grand drama of some of the best known heroes of all time in a fresh rendition of these timeless tales.

About the Author

Alice Low has written many books for children of all ages. She has also been a book reviewer, creative writing teacher, and writer-producer of educational filmstrips.

From Our Editors

Recreates the popular myths of ancient Greece, including the legend of Odysseus

Editorial Reviews

Booklist An attractive, large format edition of well known myths and legends from ancient Greece...Watercolors...enhance the book''s appeal.

Appropriate for ages: 7

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