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Niaaelizz

“Once our imaginations are opened, they can never again be closed.”

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Niaaelizz

This book is really neat! I would use it in a classroom when learning about mythical creatures or incorporating creative ideas!

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Niaaelizz
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Poetry. This book is yet another reverse poem book read by Marilyn Singer. This book of poems can be a great introduction for Greek mythology! The poems are very silly and easy to keep children‘s attention. Each poem tells a different point of view as the poem is told twice. Original myths and legends can be perceived differently after reading each version of the poem. The illustrations set a tone throughout the book as certain colors are used.

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Tamra
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I had been saving a gift card from last Christmas for a special book - here it is! 😍

Jee_HookedOnBookz OOOH! the cover is gorrrrgeous!! 5d
batsy Very pretty! 5d
RamsFan1963 Great book!! One of my favorite reads this year. 5d
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CarolynM
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Thoroughly enjoyable retelling of a selection of Greek myths, particularly those dealing with the creation of the gods and the explanations for natural phenomena. I particularly liked his digressions into the meaning of Greek and Latin words and how we can see many of those words in modern English.

Tamra I‘m so anxious to get this - I ordered it! A rare treat for me this year! 1w
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CarolynM
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#BookReport A bit more reading time this week. I finished and reviewed West Coast & A Lost Lady & I also finished 2 bedtime romances (not worth naming). I'm about 2/3s through Mythos which is more consistently entertaining than Bullfinch's version of the stories, but I doubt that I'll do any better at remembering them. Made a start on The Days of In Between. #WeeklyForecast finish those to and hopefully also finish There Was Still Love for #LMPBC

Tamra Thank you for posting Mythos! I had totally forgotten I wanted to read it - will be getting soon! (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I forgot half of what I “learnt” regarding Mythos but it was so fun to listen too!! I think I could listen again and it would be just as much fun. You had such a great reading week! (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m interested to know how The Days In Between fares. 2w
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CarolynM @Tamra If you are interested in the Greek myths I'd definitely recommend it. Stephen tells a good story. I also like all his footnotes showing where the names of the characters are also Greek (and sometimes Latin) words from which English words have been derived. I just wish I could remember more of the details. 2w
CarolynM @Cinfhen When I read Bullfinch (30 years ago) it went in one ear and out the other - I've only ever been able to remember one story and Stephen hasn't mentioned that one yet🙂 It's been a better week for reading than the last few. (edited) 2w
CarolynM @erzascarletbookgasm So far so good. I'll let you know🙂 2w
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nosferatu
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Started out a little slow but ended up a true page-turner that made me look forward to all of its bite-sized myths.