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Mythology (Greek and Roman) in Picture Books

BOOKS

CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
J292 Espeland, Pamela Story of Pygmalion
Pygmalion, a sculptor, falls in love with one of his statues and prays to Venus for help.
1981
J292 Hodges, Margaret The Arrow and the Lamp: The Story of Psyche
1989
J292 Hutton, Warwick Persephone
Retells the Greek myth in which Persephone must spend six months out of every year below the Earth in Hades.
1994
J292 Lasky, Kathryn Hercules: The Man, The Myth, The Hero
Recounts the story of the mythological hero, Hercules, child of Zeus and a mortal woman, including his twelve labors and ending with his ascension to Mount Olympus as a god.
1997
J292 Martin, Claire The Race of the Golden Apples
A Greek princess, raised by bears in the forest and then returned to her rightful place in the kingdom, refuses to marry unless the man can outrun her in a footrace.
1991
J292 Neil, Philip King Midas
In ancient Greece, King Midas had the chance to ask one favor of the god Dionysus. He asked that everything he touched might turn to gold.
1994
J292 Storr, Catherine The Trojan Horse
Recounts how the Greeks won the Trojan War by the subterfuge of the wooden horse.
1985
J292.13 BYRD Byrd, Robert The Hero and the Minotaur: The Fantastic Adventures of Theseus
The story of Prince Theseus and the trials that befall him when he vows to become a hero.
2005
J292.13 MARZO Marzollo, Jean Let's Go, Pegasus!
An engaging retelling of Ovid's version of the Greek myth about how Perseus defeated Medusa and created Pegasus.
2006
J292.13 MARZO Marzollo, Jean Pandora's Box: A Greek Myth
In every sense, this is a truly modern retelling of a traditional tale.
2006
J398.2 Burleigh, Robert Hercules
Retells the story of the final, and most difficult, labor of Hercules, known as Heracles in Greek mythology, in which he must go to Underworld and bring back the three-headed dog, Cerberus.
1999
J398.2 Climo, Shirley Atalanta's Race: A Greek Myth
Retells the myth of the Greek princess, rejected by her father, raised by bears, won in marriage in a race by Melanion, and then changed into a lioness by an angry Aphrodite.
1995
J398.2 Craft, Charlotte King Midas and the Golden Touch
A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold.
1999
J398.2 Espeland, Pamela Theseus and the Road to Athens
When the time comes for him to join his father, King Aegeus, in Athens, Theseus decides to walk in order to test his courage.
1981
J398.2 Hutton, Warwick The Trojan Horse
A retelling of how the Greeks used a wooden horse to win the ten-year-long Trojan War.
1992
J398.2 Lattimore, Doborah Nourse Medusa
A retelling of the myth of Medusa, turned by Athena's curse into a gorgon whose gaze turned men to stone, and Perseus' quest to vanquish her in order to save his mother's life.
2000
J398.2 Mark, Jan The Midas Touch
A retelling of the classic story of King Midas, who foolishly wishes that everything he touchs be turned to gold, and only then realizes his horrible mistake.
1999
J398.2 McDermott, Gerald Sun Flight
Daedalus fashions wings for the escape of himself and his son Icarus from the Labyrinth of King Monos of Crete, but Icarus fails to heed his father's warnings about their use.
1980
J398.2 Rumford, James There's a Monster in the Alphabet
An alphabet book which relates the legend of Cadmus, the Phoenician hero who brought the alphabet to Greece and slew a dragon there.
2002
J398.2 Spinner, Stephanie Monster in the Maze: The Story of the Minotaur
A dashing prince and brave princess join forces to defeat the monster in the maze and save the children of Athens. The exciting Greek legend comes to life in this easy-to-read version. Full-color illustrations.
2000
J398.2 Stewig, John Warren King Midas
A king finds himself bitterly regretting the consequences of his wish that everything he touches would turn to gold.
1999
J398.20938 BATEM Bateman, Teresa Damon, Pythias, and the Test of Friendship
2009
J398.20938 GUNDE Gunderson, Jessica Jason and the Argonauts: A Retelling
King Pelias promises Jason the throne if he can capture the Golden Fleece. Join him on his journey and see if he can accomplish the task.
2012
J398.20938 GUNDE Gunderson, Jessica Medusa's Stony Stare: A Retelling
Find out if Perseus will become another one of Medusa's stone men.
2012
J398.20938 MEIST Meister, Cari The Battle of the Olympians and the Titans
2012
J398.20938 MEIST Meister, Cari Odysseus and the Cyclops: A Retelling
After 10 years of battle Odysseus and his men capture the city of Troy and set sail for home. On the way home they discover an island with a giant cyclops - find out what happens to them next.
2012
J398.20938 MEIST Meister, Cari Pandora's Vase: A Retelling
Zeus tells Pandora not to open the golden vase, read and see if she will be able to keep her curiosity under control.
2012
J398.20938 MEIST Meister, Cari The Wooden Horse of Troy
Odysseus and the Greeks had been fighting the Trojans for 10 when Odysseus comes up with a brilliant idea. Will his plan put an end to the war?
2012
J398.20938 Yolen, Jane Pegasus, Flying Horse
Retells how, with the help of the goddess Athena, the handsome and overly proud Bellerophon tames the winged horse Pegasus and conquers the monstrous Chimaera.
1998
J398.21 Craft, Charlotte Cupid and Psyche
The god of love, Cupid, falls in love with the beautiful mortal, Psyche.
1996
J398.21 Fisher, Leonard Everett Cyclops
Describes the encounter between the cyclops Polyphemus and Odysseus and his men after the end of the Trojan War.
1991
J398.21 Fisher, Leonard Everett Jason and the Golden Fleece
Jason and his crew of Argonauts set sail on his ship the Argo in search of the golden fleece.
1990
J398.21 Hutton, Warwick Perseus
Retells the Greek myth in which the hero Perseus beheads Medusa, the most horrible of the Gorgons.
1993
J398.21 Hutton, Warwick Theseus and the Minotaur
Recounts how Theseus killed the monster, Minotaur, with the help of Ariadne.
1989
J398.21 Richards, Jean The First Olympic Games: A Gruesome Greek Myth with a Happy Ending
After Pelops, son of Tantulus and grandson of the Greek god Zeus, wins the hand of Hippodamia in a chariot race, he decrees that Olympic games are to be held every four years.
2000
J398.21 Schönfeldt, Sybil Gräfin Orpheus and Eurydice
The tragic tale of Orpheus, his gift for music, and his undying love for the oak nymph Eurydice is retold for children.
2001
J398.21 Waldherr, Kris Persephone and the Pomegranate: A Myth from Greece
Demeter refuses to allow spring to appear until she has been reunited with her daughter Persephone, who has been abducted to the Underworld by Pluto.
1993
J398.22 Storr, Catherine King Midas
A king who wishes for the golden touch is faced with its unfortunate consequences.
1985
J398.22 Thomson , Peggy The King Has Horse's Ears
Only the king and his barber know that the king has horse's ears, until the secret gets outs just in time for the king's wedding day.
1988
J398.23 Balit, Christina Atlantis: The Legend of a Lost City
Recounts the legend of the lost civilization of Atlantis. Includes a note discussing various explanations for the legend.
2000
J811 Hovey, Kate Arachne Speaks
A poem about Arachne, who challenged the goddess Athena to a weaving contest and was changed into a spider.
2000
J883.1 Williams, Marcia The Iliad and the Odyssey
Retells these classic Greek myths in a comic strip format characterized by irreverent humor.
1996
JE Ellwand, David Midas Mouse
Midas Mouse becomes so enthralled with sunlight that he is given the power to turn anything he touches into gold.
2000
JE MARZO Marzollo, Jean Little Bear, You're a Star!
This lively, vibrantly illustrated rendition of the story of Big and Little Bear provides a wonderful introduction to classic Greek myths and the constellations.
2005
JE Wells, Rosemary Max and Ruby in Pandora's Box
Ruby tries to stop her younger brother Max from sneaking into her room and snooping by reading him an altered version of "Pandora's Box."
1998
JE Wells, Rosemary Max and Ruby's First Greek Myth: Pandora's Box
Ruby tries to stop her younger brother Max from sneaking into her room and snooping by reading him an altered version of "Pandora's Box."
1993
JE Wells, Rosemary Max and Ruby's Midas
Ruby tries to keep her brother Max from eating so many sweets by reading him an altered version of the story of King Midas.
1995
JER Spinner, Stephanie Snake Hair: The Story of Medusa
Recounts how the Greek hero Perseus vanquishes the serpent-haired Medusa whose gaze turned people to stone.
1999

WEB SITES

Ancient Greek Gods
http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/index.html

Kidipede: Greek Myths
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/religion/greekmyths.htm

Mythology
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/mythology.html

Mythweb
http://www.mythweb.com/

Odyssey Online -- Learn about the mythology and art of many ancient cultures!
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/index.html

If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




This list was created and is maintained by Children's Services Librarians.
Comments and suggestions may be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info.

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