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A Good Way to Get Kids Into Greek Mythology
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2013
My 3rd grade daughter loves this series of books, and Athena the Wise is one of her favorites. When I was a child, I read the actual myths associated with Greek mythology. I get that times change so I'm fine with my daughter being introduced to these iconic literary figures in this more youth oriented format. Hopefully she'll read the original literature at some point, but at least this gives her a working knowledge of Greek mythos. She knows the names of the various gods and goddesses, and can recite their various attributes. I've skimmed through a few of the books and the writing is engaging, as is evidenced by her love of the series. She will be taking on the role of Athena in school play and I have no doubt that this book is in some part responsible for her choice of characters. :)
If your child is just being introduced to this series, I'd recommend starting with the first book and moving forward from there. This series is gear towards girls, but I don't see why boys wouldn't enjoy it as well.