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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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Rereading as an adult, I was struck by the absence of the story of Antigone, an odd choice given that the D'Aulaires do devote some space to Oedipus's warring sons.

The d'Aulaires received the Catholic Library Association Regina Medal for "continued distinguished contribution to children's literature" in 1970. Looking at it with adult eyes, I see now that the stories have been somewhat sanitized for children, but without changing the overall essence. I found this gem, considering she did not have any other audio books that I found and my ancient car only takes cassettes. Greek mythology can be a very complex subject, but this book does a fabulous job of making the myths accessible and enjoyable. Now that goodreads has told me that he has added this book to his shelves, I think it even more likely!Animals Everywhere was reprinted and retitled d'Aulaires' Book of Animals in late April 2007, followed by a new edition of The Two Cars, then by Too Big and Foxie, a retelling of Anton Chekhov's short story "Kashtanka". these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

In a relaxed and humorous tone, these splendid artists bring to life the myths that have inspired great European literature and art through the ages, creating a book readers of all ages will cherish. They completed a sequel in 1976, The Terrible Troll Bird, an adaptation of one of their earlier works, Ola and Blakken. My kindergartener says this is too scary to read at bedtime, but I've twice since caught him sneaking peeks at the fearsome dragons, frolicsome nymphs, and in particular the ken-towers—half-man half-horse, rendered aloud by strict sound it out rules. The artwork is incredibly detailed and beautiful, and the written portrayal of the various gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters is highly sympathetic toward and attentive to the strengths and failings of human beings, of both virtue and weakness (strengths and failings which the Greek deities were believed to share themselves, in no small measure). Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive.Edgar Parin, originally of Swiss citizenship, was born in Munich, Germany to an Italian portrait painter Gino Parin and Ella Auler, a talented artist and musician who had moved from St. The d'Aulaires won the third annual Caldecott Medal in 1940 for Abraham Lincoln, a picture-book life of the 16th U. They haven't needed to find that power for themselves, we've pointed the way to that power from the start. It is perhaps a shame that the popular culture doesn't make allusions to Hephaestus, Mnemosyne, Terpsichore, Dionysus, and Aeneas as an everyday matter, but the fact is it doesn't, and it's a shame to leave little kids at sea (like Perseus? Because all the various gods and goddesses are shown in a two-page illustrated layout, with the Roman versions shown toward the end of the book.

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