Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology
What could be better than to have riveting stories from Greek mythology told by one of America’s finest writers? Not much, at least not from my perspective.
Nathaniel Hawthorne remains one of my favorite authors, despite the treatment he was meted out during my high school years. His ability to engage the reader and unfold a story far surpasses most of the literature that followed him – I still go back to his books when I want the uprightness and intelligence he brought to the page, and when I want a book that inspires such interest that I can hardly put it down.
It is just these qualities that he brought to A Wonder Book. Children will be captivated by both the Greek myths and by the storyteller who is the ‘outer story’ of this book. The warmth of the narrator and the imaginations of the Greeks combine to make A Wonder Book one of the treasures of children’s literature for all time.
Ages 10 and up.