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Greek myths for primary age children

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farrowandballs Thu 08-Nov-12 13:13:48

Has anyone got any recommendations for nicely written, but true to 'original' Greek Myths for primary age children? I read DS (5) the story of Ceres and Prosepine last and he really enjoyed it but it was just in one of those 'Children's Treasury' volumes and was, in any case, poorly written (IMO).

He can listen very well to stories - I usually read to him for at least 45 mins a night - so I'd prefer something a bit more substantial than a short picture book (although illustrations are a must). Any ideas?


farrowandballs Thu 08-Nov-12 13:16:46

Oh apparently Ceres is Roman. So Greek OR Roman myths recommends please?!

coppertop Thu 08-Nov-12 13:22:55

We have this Usborne one.

It has a large selection and is very well illustrated.

farrowandballs Thu 08-Nov-12 13:45:19

Ooh thanks coppertop, that looks excellent. Will see if they have it in the library. this one had caught my eye but the Usborne looks perhaps more age appropriate?

boogiewoogie Thu 08-Nov-12 14:28:11

We have this and this

The first one is more like a story treasury and is ideal for reading aloud. The second has some fun bits and pieces.

farrowandballs Thu 08-Nov-12 15:48:55

wow! that Atticus one looks brilliant too! And I have a friend with a DS called that. THanks boogie

TerrariaMum Thu 08-Nov-12 16:00:33

Do you have D'Aulaire's Greek Myths? I got it when I was maybe a little older, but I love it to this day. Simple stories and lovely illustrations.

iseenodust Fri 09-Nov-12 11:45:03

We have Atticus the storyteller on CD in the car. It's great because the stories are not long so you can play it on the school run.

BlueChampagne Fri 09-Nov-12 13:25:16

Roger Lancelyn-Green is the name I remember from my primary days.

farrowandballs Fri 09-Nov-12 13:57:02

wow! I have had absolutely no engagement with the Myths until the other night, so this is all great. Think I'm going to have to get myself to a book shop so I an have a proper look through and decide. Thank you all

GrimmaTheNome Fri 09-Nov-12 14:04:47

Agree Atticus is good!

Francagoestohollywood Fri 09-Nov-12 14:16:08

The Odyssey is also fantastic reading (obviously a children's version) for children your ds age.

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