Monday, March 28, 2011

Nonfiction Monday

"All in the family: a look-it-up guide to the in-laws, outlaws, and offspring of mythology" written by Steven Otfinoski provides engaging and informative biographies of selected characters from Greek mythology.

As the title suggest, the selections include the relationships between various gods, mortals and monsters covering twenty individuals from Achilles to Theseus. The writing is lively and irreverent with a modern sensibility that will appeal to readers who have previously viewed Greek mythology as a subject too serious to be enjoyed for its own sake. The cartoon-style illustrations, informal text, informative sidebars, and humorous dialogue bubbles provide additional information in an entertaining format.

A glossary, star map for related constellations, additional reading citations, and an index complete the book.

1 comment:

Books for Learning said...

I'll have to check this one out. I LOVE Greek mythology and literatue.

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