Early Myths: Greek Myth Books for Kids

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Early Myths: Book Reviews

atalanta jason perseus bellerophon
odysseus herakles theseus 150 persephone

”educational book, written with a masterly touch for young readers”

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2022- Achilles
“The children in my class of ten year olds liked the book. We have been studying Greek legends, so this fitted in well. They wanted to watch the Brad Pitt film, but too much blood and gore. Not a problem here. Simply written and sweetly illustrated, this is a good way of introducing this mythological character.” Primary school teacher, aged 49

“Solid storytelling introducing the most famous of Greek
characters to young children. A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2020- Bellerophon
Editing: 7/10
Writing Style: 8/10
Content: 7/10
Cover: 7/10
“I like Pegasus. He's my favourite mythical character so I like this book too. I thought the artwork was colourful and jumped off the page.” Boy, aged 11
“I have never heard of Bellerophon before, so it was interesting to read his adventure. This was an exciting book and I think the author did a good job of bringing the myth to life.” Girl, aged 10
“Twists, turns, this is a fab adventure story. The boy hero is brave. I understood most of the story and what happened. The ending was the best part. It was exciting.” Boy, aged 9

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2019- Persephone
Persephone was a finalist at the 2019 awards:
Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 9/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 10/10
“Myths and legends is still a very important subject, particularly in year 3 and 4 at primary school (UK). A book like this is helpful as it shows the children a shortened, easy to read version of the original myth. Also, the illustrations help less-strong readers to access the text. This was a well-written book and allowed the class to discuss a number of topics, from Greek myths to Persephone and Hades. The foreword from Stephen Fry was a nice touch too.”

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2018- Theseus
Theseus was a finalist at the 2018 awards:
Editing: 9/10
Writing Style: 9/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 10/10
“A gripping mythical story perfect for 8 – 11 year olds. A FINALIST and highly recommended”

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2017- Herakles
Herakles was a silver medalist at the 2017 awards:
Editing: 10/10
Writing Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
“A wonderfully enjoyable adventure story. A silver medal winner and highly recommended.”

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2016- Atalanta
Atalanta was a bronze medal winner at the 2016 awards:
Editing: 9/10
Style: 9/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 9/10
‘Brings the myth to life! A BRONZE MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended.’

Review: Wishing Shelf Books Awards 2015- Odysseus
Odysseus was a finalist at the 2015 awards:
Editing: 10/10
Style: 10/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 9/10
“Fascinating and richly illustrated. A FINALIST and highly recommended.”

Review: The Classics Library
”These are wonderful books, and children do and will love them.”

Review: Children’s Books Ireland
”The illustrations were wonderful…creative and will appeal to a younger audience.”

Review: Readers’ Favorite ★★★★★
9 Reviews:
Perseus : Jason : Odysseus : Atalanta : Herakles : Theseus : Persephone : Bellerophon : Helen
“…an educational book, written with a masterly touch for young readers who are curious to learn about Greek mythology…makes the book a must-read”
”I love the idea of a children's book series that teaches young people about the Greek myths. I think other parents will appreciate the educational information in this story and kids will love the adventure…”
“The story is fascinating,..the characters are larger than life and Atalanta's strength and courage will motivate and inspire any young reader.”
“The story is exciting…the pictures are wonderful.”
“the book contains gripping action and adventures that are bound to interest any young reader”
“The story is exciting and…pictures are wonderful and they give clarity to the author’s expressions and breathe life into the characters and the scenes. It is a good bedtime storybook that will introduce children to some characters of Greek mythology. The story can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries and is a good book for reference. Stories like this are informative and educational and young readers get to learn a lot of new things through this story. For all those who are keen to learn more about the heroes of Greek mythology”
“One way children build their vocabulary is through reading, so here’s a splendid book!”

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