Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology
Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology

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Series: Mythlopedia   

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Annotation: Examines the gods of Greek mythology.
Catalog Number: #38752
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Children's Press
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: 128 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 1-606-31058-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-26484-8
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-606-31058-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-26484-7
Dewey: 398.2093801
LCCN: 2009017169
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
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ALA Booklist
While there's no shortage of books covering Greek and Roman mythology for kids, there probably aren't any as cheeky as those in the Mythlopedia series. The tone is set right away with status updates by Zeus and company, and a statue of Apollo, decked out in shades and wondering where the party is, bursting in through the title page. The book is organized around entries on major gods and titans, each with vital stats and a Top 10 Things to Know about Me, followed by a few highlights from their lore and sidebars that delve into their cultural relevance. Illustrations abound, from embellished stock images to original cartoons, and the pastel-heavy color scheme may entice readers otherwise resistant to the grays and ivories that tend to dominate classicism.Yes, all the OMGs and slacker zingers reek of pandering, but there's actually a good amount of information hidden beneath all the distractions. Bonus material includes a rather helpful family tree, a less-useful star chart, and suggestions for further reading.
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Wilson's Children's Catalog
Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-121) and index.
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 5-9
Reading Counts!: reading level:7.5 / points:6.0 / quiz:Q48651
Lexile: 960L
Guided Reading Level: T

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Mythlopedia is a series where the superstars of Greek myth meet the modern age--complete with profiles, headshots, and family trees; fascinating sidebars; and irreverent surprises, for readers (Ages 10-14).


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