Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Tales of Greek mythology have entertained countless generations of young readers with their accounts of brave heroes and heroines and the marvels and monsters that they encounter. This edition of Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys features six classic tales written especially for children by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It includes the legends of Pandora and the Box of Troubles, King Midas and the Golden Touch, Perseus and the Medusa, Philemon and Baucis, Bellerophon and Pegasus, and the labors of Hercules, all illustrated magnificently in color by Walter Crane. Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics for children. It features classic illustrations, an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and a satin-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435144491
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 16 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

One of the greatest authors in American literature, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) was a novelist and short story writer born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hawthorne’s best-known books include The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter, works marked by a psychological depth and moral insight seldom equaled by other writers.

Date of Birth:

July 4, 1804

Date of Death:

May 19, 1864

Place of Birth:

Salem, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Plymouth, New Hampshire


Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1824

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Greek Myths: A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
GeneticBlue More than 1 year ago
A wondrous set of short mythology for those who find interest in such stories. Excellent for children, well designed and excellent looking. A great addition to any collection. I recommend.
cgee2112 More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book. This book was bought for my nephew who is 12. He loves this book. I admit that the preface is a bit dry. The rest of the book is great. It is a great way to introduce the next generation to the myths of long ago. The book itself has really great pictures to give the you an ideal of what the myth is. It also leaves a lot to your own imagination. I read the book & was impressed with how well the stories fit together. If you like using your imagination & like to dream this is a great book. If not then you wont like this book. My nephew & I are both glad I bought this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this for my grandson, he can not put it down. Will have any child reading.
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This sample was extremely hard to understand and the end was terrible because it ended in mid-sentence. They could at least finish the sentence. :-(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason why I given Nathaniel Hawthorne verson of Greek Myth three strars because just like Fyodor Dostoevsky, it helps put you to sleep. So parent if you looking for something to help get your kids to sleep yet too young Dostoevsky then I recommend this book.