Greek Gods for Kids
Introduction to Greek Mythology for Children. Timeless Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes of Ancient Greece (Mythology for Kids and Teens Book 2)
by Monica Roy
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Pub Date 30 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 4 Oct 2021
Do you wish to introduce your kids to Greek mythology in an interesting manner that makes them want to learn more about the ancient Greeks?
And are you looking for a child-friendly book that will make your kids even thirstier for more mythologies of the ancient world?
If you’ve answered YES,
Let This Book Take Your Child On A Journey Into The Ancient Greek Mythology In A Manner That Has Never Been Told Before!
Stories about gods, goddesses, titans, and other important beings in Greek mythology, when told right, have the power to inspire anyone to want to learn more about the ancient Greeks. And for a growing, curious mind, this will literally make any child want to read anything they can get their hands on regarding ancient history and more.
But how exactly is this book meant for kids?
Well, it uses child-friendly, descriptive language that will make them create vivid images of whatever is being described!
Will it address most of the questions that beginners and intermediates (kids) into Greek mythology have?
Does the book help the readers (kids) to not only learn but start making good conclusions?
Is it too graphic for kids?
No. The book uses a toned-down yet descriptive style that will ensure readers have a good reading experience without being exposed to violence!
Indeed, this book will make your child love the ancient Greeks even more! Prepare to answer all manner of questions about different mythical creatures and play pretend where you act like the titans, Cyclopes, and other beings!
This is the second book in the series about ancient mythologies. The other book, “Egyptian Mythology for Kids and Teens: Captivating Myths of Gods, Goddesses, Pyramids, Sphinxes, and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt” focuses on the Egyptian culture.
In this book, your child will discover:
* A background story about Greek mythology and cosmogony
* The Greek gods of Olympus and their relative myths, from Zeus, Hera, Medusa, Aphrodite, Heracles, to Apollo and Demeter and many more
* A comparison between Greek mythology and the Roman pantheon
* A comprehensive and well-understood story of each god, their powers, roles, and characters
And so much more!
Whether your child has just started learning history or you simply wish to introduce them to Greek mythology because you love it, this book will do a great job at expounding their knowledge about the ancient Greeks!
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Average rating from 40 members
As far as starter books go, this one is a pretty good introduction to Greek Mythology! I like that it includes a lot of the stories and not just talking about the gods and goddesses. Despite the small errors here and there, it is very well done and most of the pictures included are really pretty! I wouldn't mind having a small collection of some of the images. There is definitely room to add more to it, and I don't quite understand the layout, but it's a fun read!
Greek Gods for Kids by Monica Roy is a good book to introduce Greek Mythology to kids. It covers the most notable parts of Greek Mythology - the gods and their roles, their stories and how it affects mortals and other gods. It’s a short book that can be finished in a day but can also be read per story at night with your kids. It’s easy enough for kids to understand and I liked that there’s an indication to any place that actually exists. It’s an enjoyable starting book!
As someone who never read anything about Greek Mythology and wants to try and get to know more, this was great! I loved the art throughout the book, it was a great addition to the story., but I did wish there were more. As I learned a lot about it, I can imagine this is also great for children (as the book is intended for). I do want to say that, to me, it felt like the words/vocabulary used would be a bit difficult for kids. And in the beginning of the book there were some type errors.
My son and I read the book and we both loved it. Instead of facts about Greek gods and goddesses, it was short stories. My son found it easy to read and he learned something new. We also like illustrations but I think more and more kid friendly illustrations will be better. Thank you netgalley and Ms, Roy for the ARC copy.
A cracking way to engage with, and teach youngsters about Greek mythology . Even I learnt stuff too!
3.5! Definitely a good starter book for children! I liked the format of the book: there was an illustration of the god or goddess and information about them, and then afterward gave a quick story or two of how the god(dess) was important in the mythology. In addition to the Olympus gods, there is also a spot for Hades as well as information at the end about how Roman mythology took heavily from the Greek. A few minor qualms I have with this is that I didn't love all of the artwork (some were nice but some were just okay) and there is no glossary at the end. There are some decently big words in here for a book aimed at children that are unrelated to the Greek names, and I think a glossary of all the Greek names as well as some of the other words would be beneficial for kids. Thanks to netgalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review!
The book opened up with a brief overview of Greek Mythology and then proceeded to go into the profiles of important/key gods and important figures in Greek mythology. I thought the book was great. The information was clear and easy to understand for young readers. I thought that it would benefit from some more illustrations but other than that it’s great.
I love this book, it has the stories laid out nicely and they aren't super long where a child would get uninterested if you are reading to them. I really liked the illustrations for each God at the beginning of their story
I have nieces and nephews that are learning about Greek Gods in school and I thought this was a great companion guide to help them learn. More about the history of Ancient Greece a well as the Gods associated with it.
A great starter to Greek Mythology fo a person of any age. It is more concise than I had expected but then it is designed for children ....I'd say under 10. I'm sure that the book will be much better as a physical copy so I don't recommend as a Kindle version but buy the 'real thing' to fully appreciate the art work and layout. It makes me want to find out more about the Greek stories, which I'm sure is one of the intensions of the book anyway.
This is a book that I'd save as a resource for my social studies /history class. This book is an introductory guide for teaching Greek Mythology for Children of late elementary through middle school. I love how the level of language is simple and comprehensive for the readers. This is a must read book if the audience are interested in learning Mythology
This was a really fun and quick read. It's definitely kid friendly, but also adult friendly. It was really fun reading about all the Greek gods and their adventures in such a quick and simple way. The illustrations also added to the experience. They were vibrant and beautiful!
This is a kids-friendly, easy to read, and entertaining book on Greek mythology. It’s clear, concise and presents a Greek god, a hero and a myth related to such god, with the symbols and animals that represented each god or goddess. Wish it had been that easy when I was at school!
A fantastic resource for children learning/wanting to learn about Greek mythology. Also a good tool for adults looking to get an introduction to Greek Mythology. With an informative background for each of the key gods and goddesses as well as key tales and beautiful and eye catching illustrations it provides a unique and enchanting learning experience
This was an informative book about greek gods, there's a lot of helpful information in there. I think this would be a great primer for kids who are interested in mythology. Knowing about these characters is helpful for understanding a lot of references and a little resource like this could be helpful.
Pros: I realize that this book is for kids, but as an adult I also enjoyed and learned from it. This year I’ve read several novels that allude to Greek Mythology (e.g., Olympus, Texas). I do not have a deep knowledge of mythology, so I often feel like I’m missing out on completely understanding some books because I do not know the mythology behind them. I thought this book was a fantastic overview and introduction Cons: This is not really a con but is more a note—I’d suggest kids read this book with adults the first few times because there are some big words and ideas that might be difficult to grasp the first time through. I also found a typo on page 15 – palacbeneath should be palace beneath. Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the opportunity to read this book.
I loved this book. It is fun, informative and effortless to read. I enjoyed the illustrations and the colour palette. Good work.
This book is a great introduction to Greek mythology for kids. It has a very straightforward style in the telling of stories and about the gods. While the art of the book was consistent throughout, and it's a good style, I would have preferred if the pictures with shades faces/bodies just showed the details of the faces/bodies.
This is a good introduction to Greek gods and goddesses, for children but also for anyone. The information is well-written and entertaining. The illustrations are mostly ok, but the ebook form does not enhance them. The print version should look a lot better. Enjoyable book!
Although I have read most of the myths previously, this book is well worth my time. The storytelling is simple yet actractive and the illutrations are just so stunning, not to mention that the author included some of my favorite myths into this book. Though the myths in this books are simplified, I believe it does encourage readers to do some research to learn more about Greek mythology. I would highly recommend this book to someone who is new to ancient Greece and Greek mythology.
To be honest this is a great book for not only kids but also adults who wish to read a simplified introduction to Greek Mythology. The book covers basics; importance of Mythology for Greeks and Greek Gods. What I liked the most was that there was one incident or story about every God that portrayed the main features of their character which made it easier to remember them. Thank you NetGalley and Publisher for a copy of this book.
I would like to extend my thanks to NetGalley and the author for sending me an e-arc of this book to review. GREEK GODS FOR KIDS by MONICA ROY was a pleasant surprise when I read it. I adored the illustrations used throughout the book and loved reading the stories. I liked how the book was structured: first, there's an overview and introduction to Greek mythology as a whole, then it goes into introductions of each characters, followed by one or two infamous stories about the gods. This allowed for readers to be able to find a comfortable stopping point before continuing with their day. It was explained simply enough to peak the attention of readers but also to get them curious to learn more elsewhere. Even though there are many paragraphs used, they weren't unnecessarily long or detailed which could intimidate readers. The chapters were short and easy to read, allowing readers the opportunity to comfortably read the book in smaller portions on their own time. I felt that it was easy to follow along and understand, which will be great for those of a younger age (the targeted audience.) Mythology is something many discover and fall in love with in their younger years but sometimes may have some difficulty understanding due to some sources explaining things in a complicated way or not including the full story to make things easier for readers. It's definitely one I would recommend to friends and family that are looking for something to reference or to begin with. My only complaint at the moment is I wish there was more!
This book is a wonderful guide for kids & Adults on Greek Mythology. This is something you will have to learn at one point while in school. This book explains everything in a much simpler way so that you can understand Greek mythology better! Would make a great gift for kids also! Thanks NetGalley & BooksGoSocial for allowing me to read and review this book!
🏹Fun short tour of essentials of Greek mythology🏛🔱 This quick read with short, individual chapters about each of the major Greek gods and some of the legendary heroes like Heracles and Perseus, was a fun way to reacquaint myself with Greek mythology. The writing itself was succinct, the chapters' opening illustrations well-done, often striking, reminding me a bit of an art nouveau style. Although there were some grammatically awkward phrases, in general I think it's an attractive, basic but informative way to introduce pre-teens to the subject without going too down in the weeds. Once it peaks their interest, they will need to reach for other accounts to get the full story for the Trojan wars, for example. Unlike many books detailing the adventures of the Greek gods, this account leaves out the violence and the promiscuous side of the Greek legends. Very suitable for a young readership. This is one adult who enjoyed it and reached the end wanting more! Thanks to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for sharing a complimentary advance copy of the book; this is my voluntary and honest opinion.
Greek Gods for Kids by Monica Roy, which I received from NetGalley for review, is an illustrated introduction to the Olympian pantheon and a few of the most enduring narratives and heroes associated with it. I enjoyed the strong lines and bold colors of the illustrations and found the content to be fluidly organized, effectively capturing the interconnectedness of the stories. The author also captures the gods’ dualities and complexities, neither over-simplifying nor being heavy-handed. A few typographical errors were noticeable, perhaps to be expected as my edition was an uncorrected proof. Two features of this book made it stand out for me among anthologies of Greek mythology for children: It foregrounds that the myths were composed and transmitted orally, which has resulted in multiple versions of similar stories. Roy mentions this repeatedly when recounting myths, pointing out that the version presented is a favorite or most well-known version, not necessarily the “most true” one. It differentiates between Greek and Roman mythology without privileging one over the other. Roy acknowledges that Greek mythology influenced Roman mythology but that the two are not the same. Similarly, Roy acknowledges that the myths have had an enduring influence and that we continue to engage with and enjoy them, but this does not mean that we are participating in “the same” tradition. I would adopt this book for use with young readers as a conversation starter on myth and culture.
I read this with my 6 year old and it was a wonderful introduction to Ancient Greek mythology. It was exciting to share this new world with my child, revisit old tales and learn some new ones in a child-friendly format. I liked how it explored the construct of the gods and goddesses and then delved into the stories. It also explored the Ancient Romans deities and how they were heavily borrowed from the Greek. The artwork was lovely and really enhanced the stories. The language used was quite advanced so this book would be great for older children to read by themselves, or in my case, read along with your child. I think I've started an interest in my child now and would love to expand on this and explore other mythology tales with them
Alot of work has gone into creating this detailed, informative book for children about the Greek Gods. The pictures are bright and the author covers a great deal of ground which can be read in manageable chunks. For teachers and parents wanting to upgrade their knowledge a little this could prove a useful reference. As a historian and storyteller for me there was something missing in these retellings.
My husband is a big Greek mythology fan and enjoyed added this book to our bedtime story collection. I enjoyed how it had intros to the goddesses and gods as well as stories.
As a children’s text on Greek mythology, this book was effective. It gave an overview of all the major gods and myths, and broke it down to its simplest (and most PG) forms. There were a few typos, and I also found some of the illustrations lackluster. Some were great, and some were not, and I felt that some of the stories were like that too. Some I learned something new I had not known about a story or a god, but some left important pieces out that I thought would have been there.
The writing is very lucid. The illustrations are nice. A bit old and classy look is presented through the book. The stories and introduction are as usual very interesting and descriptive, apt for young minds. More illustrations with respect to the stories would have made it more eye-glueing. All over it's a nice little book for children and adults alike to gain knowledge on Greek mythology.