Greece! Rome! Monsters!

Greece Rome Monsters Everybody s heard of a centaur but not everyone has seen a blue centaur dressed to head out to a disco He s one of the updated mythological creatures who populate Greece Rome Monsters This book prese

  • Title: Greece! Rome! Monsters!
  • Author: JohnHarris Calef Brown
  • ISBN: 9780892366187
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everybody s heard of a centaur, but not everyone has seen a blue centaur dressed to head out to a disco He s one of the updated mythological creatures who populate Greece Rome Monsters This book presents twenty creepy creatures from harpies to Medusa herself to the fire breathing Chimera in jazzy retellings by John Harris, with eye popping illustrations by SouthernEverybody s heard of a centaur, but not everyone has seen a blue centaur dressed to head out to a disco He s one of the updated mythological creatures who populate Greece Rome Monsters This book presents twenty creepy creatures from harpies to Medusa herself to the fire breathing Chimera in jazzy retellings by John Harris, with eye popping illustrations by Southern California illustrator Calef Brown Together, the words and pictures provide children and grownups with close encounters of the mythological kind Includes a bonus pronunciation guide and a pop quiz that will test to see if young readers have really been paying attention.

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    1. The title kinda says it all. It is unapologetically geeking out about monsters. More than ANY book I've read, this one really channels everything I was going for with my own website paleothea. It tells you about Classical monsters, with every monster getting its own page, but the voice has nothing to do with an encyclopedia. This is conversational, but an awesome conversation, with someone who really completely understands how totally rockin Classical monsters are. And you know what? Even though [...]

    2. Much of Greek mythology is the stuff of nightmares. Creatures with many rows of sharp teeth? A beautiful winged horse that sprang from the blood of a gorgon's decapitated head? That one can certainly do some damage to a little girl's rainbow and pegasus phase. That's why I love this introduction to Greek mythological creatures for kids in 1st - 2d grade. Funny descriptions and cheerfully wacky illustrations delight and intrigue kids without scaring them -- well, except maybe a little of the fun [...]

    3. In Greece, Rome, Monsters, by John Harris, twenty mythical monsters are featured along with a supporting cast of gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines. The book begins with a warning telling you that you are about to embark into the land of creepy creatures. There is the Basilisk, if you see him run for your life! Keep away from the Cyclops, he’s a very big and very mean guy. You’ll not want to look at Medusa because there’s that poor option of turning to stone. The book does offer a few n [...]

    4. Excellent illustrations. This book describes many of the "monsters" of mythology and would appealing to children who are interested in that.

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