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Best Books for Kids and Adults Interested in Greek Mythology
My first bookish memories are of holing up in my closet my favorite reading spot and reading my illustrated ancient Greek mythologies for hours. My fascination with the soap opera—worthy cast of goddesses and gods, heart-breaking tragedies, and fantastical shifts from human to beast and back again has only grown stronger over the years. Greek mythology books retellings, translations, and commentary continue to be some of my favorite reads. Books are broken down by category: translations of the classics, fictional retellings, nonfiction commentary, as well as books for teens, middle graders, and kids. All book descriptions come from Amazon. When it comes to Greek mythology, you can go back to the source.
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Which are the best sources for readers interested in the Greek myths and the history behind them? Here are suggestions for people of varying ages and levels of knowledge. For young people, a wonderful resource is the lovely, illustrated D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. There are also online, out of copyright, and therefore somewhat old-fashioned versions of the Greek myths written for young people, including Nathaniel Hawthorne's popular Tanglewood Tales, Padraic Colum's story of the Golden Fleece , which is one of the central episodes in Greek mythology, and Charles Kingsley's The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children. For somewhat older people who are curious about the stories and real-life history related to Greek myths, a good choice is Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes coupled with Ovid's Metamorphoses.
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Make Your Own List. Lucy Coats , author of one of the best books on Greek myths, recommends her own favourites. There's one for children, one for teenagers, one for scholars, one to read out loud and one that's very definitely adult in content Interview by Sophie Roell. Lucy Coats is a writer of children's books and the author of the fabulous Atticus the Storyteller's Greek Myths.