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Greece! Rome! Monsters!

Greece! Rome! Monsters!


by John Harris | Calef Brown

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A children's primer on Greek and Roman myths as seen through 20 notable monsters. Brown provides quirky, colorful illustrations while Harris describes each monster, from the terrifying to the fanciful. (GRE171, $17.95)

Greece, A True Book

Greece, A True Book


by David Petersen | Christine Petersen

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

A welcome introduction to Greece for younger readers ages 6-8, including much information about modern Greece as well as an introduction to classic tales and personalities from the ancient world. (GRE155, $6.95)

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus


by Aliki

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Illustrated tales of the gods for younger readers (ages 6-9) by the popular artist and children's book author. (GRE228, $6.99)

Adventures of the Greek Heroes


by Witold Mars | Anne Wilseman | Mollie McLean

  • LITERATURE
  • 1972
  • PAPER
  • 174 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Geared toward ages 9-11, this popular book retells the feats of Hercules, Perseus, Meleager, Theseus, Orpheus, and Jason in a straightforward style. (GRE441, $6.95)

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders


by Mike Townsend

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

These action-packed, whimsical and humorous retellings of Greek myths feature entertaining cartoon drawings, but remain faithful to the classic stories. For ages 9-12. (GRE446, $14.99)

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece


by Andrew Langley

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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A book in the series History of Art for ages 9-12. Langley covers 2,000 years of Ancient Greek art and architecture in full-color photographs and accompanying informative text. (GRE266, $8.99)

Ancient Greece Discovery Kit

Ancient Greece Discovery Kit


by Dover

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

This kit contains five coloring books, poster, crayons and a book of Greek myths. (GRE401, $19.99)

Ancient Greece, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past

Ancient Greece, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past


by Marni McGee

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 64 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

McGee focuses on archaeologists, including underwater archaeologist Faith Hentsche, in this illustrated overview of ancient Greece. (GRE360, $17.95)

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People

Ancient Greece, Cultural Atlas for Young People


by Anton Powell

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

An illustrated guide to Greek history, life and culture from the Bronze Age through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic kingdoms. (GRE42, $48.75)

Eyewitness: Ancient Rome

Eyewitness: Ancient Rome


by Simon James | Nick Nichols

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 72 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A visually rich survey of ancient Rome, this book in the excellent Eyewitness series explores daily life and history in the city and the outlying empire. (ITL337, $16.99)

Gods and Heroes

Gods and Heroes


by Matthew Reinhart

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 12 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

This pop-up pantheon presents Zeus's Mount Olympus, Norse god Odin's frozen north, the Jade Emperor and many more of the world's great myths and legends. (GRE406, $29.99)

Gods and Heroes, An Illustrated Wallchart

Gods and Heroes, An Illustrated Wallchart


by Robert Brooks

  • REFERENCE
  • 1996
  • POSTER
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Created by a Harvard classicist, this stunning four-foot by three-foot wallchart, handsomely printed in red, black and gold, shows who's who in the world of the ancient Greek, covering everything from creation of the world to the expedition of the Argonauts and the exploits of Hercules in splendid detail. (GRE34, $45.00)

Greek Gods and Heroes

Greek Gods and Heroes


by Robert Graves

  • LITERATURE
  • 1965
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Graves recounts the glorious days when gods and goddesses who dwelt on Mount Olympus ruled over the mortal world below and fabled heroes performed mighty deeds of valor in this classic collection for young explorers and their families. (GRE361, $5.99)

Rome Antics

Rome Antics


by David Macaulay

  • HISTORY
  • 1997
  • HARD COVER
  • 80 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

The incomparable MacAulay depicts Rome, ancient and modern, in this illustrated book told from the point of view of a wayward pigeon. For readers of all ages. (ITL64, $18.00)

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece


by Linda Honan

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 113 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Subtitled "Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life," this book zooms in on the life of a family in ancient Greece, presenting their diet, clothing and way of life through 30 hands-on activities. Geared for kids ages 8-12. (GRE60, $19.99)

The Lightning Thief


by Rick Riordan

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 377 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

The first in the bestselling series. After learning he is a demigod, Percy Jackson is sent to a summer camp on Long Island where he meets Poseidon, the father he never knew. (GRE408, $7.99)

The Parthenon, The Height of Greek Civilization

The Parthenon, The Height of Greek Civilization


by Elizabeth Mann | Yuan Lee

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 48 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A lively history both of the construction of the Parthenon and of the historical and political climate surrounding it. Geared for ages 9-12, this book is one of a series by Mann on famous structures. (GRE292, $22.95)

Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece

Your Travel Guide to Ancient Greece


by Nancy Day

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A clever guide book for time-travelers to classical Greece geared for grades 5-7, covering in full color all the usual for travelers: where to stay, eat and shop, what to do, and practical travel details. (GRE268, $26.60)

Goddess of Yesterday

Goddess of Yesterday


by Caroline B. Cooney

  • LITERATURE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 263 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

Author of the young adult classic The Face on the Milk Carton, Cooney turns her knack for suspense towards the ancient Aegean. Her teenage heroine joins the cast of the Iliad, posing as a princess, and then a servant girl, to accompany Helen on her fateful tryst at Troy. (MED134, $8.99)

Troy

Troy


by Adele Geras

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

A highly acclaimed young adult novel, essentially a retelling of "The Iliad" from four Trojan teenagers' points of view. Adele Geras won critical kudos for her book's historical accuracy and YA vigor. (GRE156, $7.99)

Ancient Rome on 5 Denarii a Day


by Philip Matyszak

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • FAMILY

A practical, concise guide to Rome -- circa AD 200. This unusual book covers all the highlights of ancient Roman life, from gladiatorial shows to public bathing and provides modern readers with an imaginative overview of the city's monuments. (ITL979, $18.95)

Classic Myths to Read Aloud

Classic Myths to Read Aloud


by William F. Russell

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 264 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Short, suspenseful and recast in vivid, crystal-clear language for kids, these essential Greek and Roman myths can be read in a few minutes each. (GRE19, $14.99)

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths


by Ingri D'Aulaire | Edgar D'Aulaire

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES
  • FAMILY

This beloved collection of Greek tales includes oversize, vivid illustrations. Intended for children ages 9-12. (GRE75, $19.95)

Men and Gods

Men and Gods


by Rex Warner

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 296 PAGES
  • FAMILY

The inimitable Edward Gorey vividly illustrates these 38 spellbinding tales, memorably retold by novelist and scholar Rex Warner. (GRE341, $17.95)

 

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