William F. Russell, Ed.D., the author of Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children and More Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children, now offers a new volume for adults to share aloud with children. Classics Myths to Read Aloud is the most valuable compendium available of Greek and Roman mythology designed specifically to be read to children aged five and up. Complete with the fascinating histories of many common words that originated in these myths, this book is the perfect way to raise your child's level of "cultural literacy"—and your own.
Here you will find the timeless stories that have been retold in every generation throughout the world. Here children will marvel at the tales of "Jason and the Golden Fleece," "The Sword of Damocles," and stories from the Iliad and Odyssey. Preceding each myth is a list of vocabulary words and definitions, with pronunciation of difficult words bracketed in the text itself. Dr. Russell also provides an entertaining etymology of certain words that entered our language through these stories—from Achilles' heel to zoo.
Like the two previous volumes of enduring stories and poems organized and introduced by Dr. Russell, Classics Myths to Read Aloud fills a growing demand for exciting and enduring tales that every child and adult will appreciate.