BrightPoint Press: The World of Greek Mythology Reviews Reviews

Greek Mythology Goddesses: ISBN 978-1-6782-0256-9 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0257-6
Greek Mythology Gods: ISBN 978-1-6782-0254-5 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0255-2
Greek Mythology Heroes and Villains: ISBN 978-1-6782-0258-3 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0259-0
Greek Mythology Monsters: ISBN 978-1-6782-0260-6 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0261-3
Greek Mythology Stories: ISBN 978-1-6782-0262-0 / eBook: 978-1-6782-0263-7
Booklist, April 1, 2022

The books in The World of Greek Mythology series dig deep into classic tales and the famous figures therein. Each book begins with a handy “At a Glance” section that lists the topics and themes that will be covered. Four chapters follow, giving an overview of the book‘s topic, a selection of stories or figures from mythology, and a look at how Greek mythology has impacted human culture. Goddesses divides these powerful women into three categories —“female Olympians” (Hera, Athena), “Titanesses” (Rhea, Metis), and “Minor Goddesses” (Fates and Furies). In Heroes and Villains, readers learn about gods, such as Zeus and Heracles; powerful duos (Jason and Medea); and villains, like Medusa and Apollo, as well as the Trojan War. Monsters presents creepy mythological creatures, which ancient Greeks believed came from the disorder of early creation, and classic battles of good and evil. Stories arranges its tales by themes of nature and history; beauty, love, and fate; and those with morals and lessons. Greek mythology is perennially popular, and these introductions are perfect for readers daunted by denser books and those whose first language isn’t English. With well-crafted and clear text, source notes, and research tips, this series will appeal to fans of mythological tales and those doing research. —Aurora Dominguez