Reviews for Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology Rock!


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
Each of these volumes (revised and with slightly different titles--without "Rocks!") begins with a brief introduction to the title culture. Several myths important to that culture follow; a short question-and-answer section, along with "expert commentary," appears after each story. Stippled illustrations break up the dense texts but otherwise don't add much. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Mythology Rocks! titles: African Mythology Rocks!, Celtic Mythology Rocks!, Chinese Mythology Rocks!, Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology Rock!, Maya and Aztec Mythology Rocks!, and Heroes in Greek Mythology Rock!]

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Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 May/June
This new series looks at mythology from many different cultures all over the world. Unfortunately, it is not very attractively presented; illustrations aren't all that engaging. The books are most appropriate for middle school; my mythology-loving high school students found the books a bit juvenile for their taste. Each of the books offers a series of myths within the culture, and question and answer pages. You might consider these titles if your school offers an in-depth curriculum related to mythology. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Laura Younkin, Library Media Specialist, Ballard High School, Louisville, Kentucky [Editor's Note: Also available in paperback.] ADDITIONAL SELECTION. Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 6-9--Informative, if a little wordy, this series is excellent for research. Each book covers the mythology of a country, continent, or group of people, with Greek mythology split into two volumes. Seven to 10 stories are featured in every book, all with "Expert Commentary" sections. Although the amount of information might be overwhelming, the short tales make reading more manageable, and the question-and-answer sections will help students focus on meaningful events.

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VOYA Reviews 2012 August
Chinese Mythology Rocks! and Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology Rock! are two of the six books released in the Mythology Rocks! series for teens. Each book, focusing on a different culture, contains a map, an introduction with background information about the country of origin, and multiple myths, spanning an average of about four pages per tale. Each book has an appealing, brightly colored cover; nevertheless, the illustrations that appear throughout the book are not as dynamic. The collection of myths chosen for each book provides a good representation of the culture; teens will find them interesting, and perhaps, familiar. Helping to solidify the readers' understanding of each section, there is a short question-and-answer guide that breaks down key points, as well as a commentary section that has related quotes from notable experts in the field. The writing is simple, clear, and engaging. However, older teens interested in mythology may be put off by the simplicity of the series, and while the question-and-answer section is useful for teens using the books for school reports, it may deter pleasure readers. The series is recommended as an additional purchase for public libraries, as well as libraries looking for a good mythology series for middle school readers.--Marissa Wolf Copyright 2011 Voya Reviews.

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