From Zeus, the lightning-throwing god of Thunder, to mischievous Hermes with his winged shoes, to the story of Odysseus and Troy, the tales and adventures of the Olympian Gods and mighty men of Greece are presented in a kid-friendly, humorous tone. With colorful, funky illustrations on each page, the D’Aulaires bring the myths and legends of times past to life. This is a very comprehensive volume, gathering all the various shreds of legend and weaving them together into a continuous, flowing story. Not only is this book highly entertaining, it’s essential for understanding Greek culture and history. If you have a solid understanding of the Greek myths, you won’t be lost when you encounter ancient Greek literature, or read the Greek philosophers, as they constantly refer to their culture’s legends. Whether you’re looking for a good read for your kids or are setting the foundation for their further studies, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths is the perfect choice.