Myth- Aliki, The Gods And Goddesses Of Olympics



Myth- Aliki , The Gods and Goddesses of Olympics , Harper Collins Publishers ,
1994 .

After reading The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus , my first reaction was
that it was a wonderful and fascinating example of how Greek mythology explains
the theories about life , death , and the wonders of nature . Although I enjoyed
the book , I also wondered if it was a little too confusing to a young child ,
since many long Greek names were used and many characters interacting together
became too complicated and involved.
The story began with the creation of the earth , sky, all living things,
and with the birth of the Gods and Goddesses that reigned on Mount Olympus . The
author also took each of ...

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for a young impressionable mind . An example of this would
be when " Cronus married his sister Rhea , and they had many children . But
Cronus was afraid that one of them might overthrow him just as he had overthrown
his father . So as each child was born , he swallowed it ." Although Cronus
eventually "throws up" the unharmed children in the end, I feel the initial
reaction might be more lasting , as well as the fact that Cronus married his
sister , which is an unacceptable taboo in society . There were other strong
images conveyed , both verbally and visually dealing with death , jealousy ,
deceit , and deformities of man and beast . Although I enjoyed this book , I
felt it should be read to an older audience that will not be negatively
impressed by some parts of the story .

Tall Tale : Kellog Steven , Sally Ann Thunder , Ann Whirlwind Crockett , Morrow
Junior Books , 1995

In this tale , author Steven Kellog depicts the incredible story of a
girl named Sally Ann Thunder Ann ...

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frontier of long ago.

Folktale : Aardema Verna . Why Mosquitoes Buzz in peoples Ears , Illustrated by
Leo and Diane Dillon , Dial Press , 1975 .

I found this African folktale to be a delightfully imaginative and
entertaining tale that has a simple lesson that young children would be able to
understand and relate to . The tale begins with a mosquito that tells a tall
tale (lie) to an iguana . This sets off a chain reaction that ends in a terrible
disaster involving the death of a baby owl , and a mother owl that reacts to
this disaster by refusing to hoot and wake the sun the next morning . As the
talking jungle animals tried to pinpoint who was the cause of this terrible
accident , ...

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