If your child is a fan of greek mythology but doesnt want to read the stories by themselves, this series is a great alternative. Another one of the best greek mythology books for kids is percy jackson. Books under subject heading mythology, greek fiction. Steeped in historical detail, the series follows the adventures of a scribe called nico and his friend thrax, who is a slave, as they work together to solve mysteries. This text features an intro to the genre of greek mythology and a story about how the city of athens got its name. What are some good fiction novels on greek or roman mythology. Complete world of greek mythology edition 1 by richard. Its written in a style so simple and clear that children should have no problem understanding it, but the language is also very colorful and evocative. This list of books about greek or roman mythology is sponsored by little, brown and company, publisher of circe by madeline miller. Commonlit texts free reading passages and literacy. The 10 best greek mythology books norse mythology for smart.
In fact, like the harry potter series, this is a collection of childrens books. If playback doesnt begin shortly, try restarting your device. Mortals and monsters, quests and adventures by stephen fry. Works on greek mythology that are in graphicnovel comic book form. Then check out these nonfiction books related to greek mythology. Dundes classified a sacred narrative as a story that serves to define the fundamental worldview of a culture by explaining aspects of the natural world and delineating the psychological and social practices and ideals of a society. It won the weaver award for scholarly literature, awarded by the ingersoll foundation, in 1992. In modern popculture, obi wan kenobi did not lie to luke skywalker when he said that his father died. This past year despite all the bad that happened many women and gender nonbinary writers created good art.
Im looking for some nonfiction books on greek mythology that arent like in depth discussions, just sort of light reading on the gods of olympus and some tales etc, but not fiction like the percy jackson series. This giveaway is sponsored by the gracekeepers by kirsty logan for readers of the night circus and station eleven, a lyrical and absorbing debut set in a world covered by water. As a gracekeeper, callanish administers shoreside burials, laying the dead to their final resting place deep in the depths of the ocean. The odyssey by homer this novel retells the story of penelope from homers the odyssey, but from the perspective of penelope, the wife who waits for odysseus to return home from war for 20 years. These book on topic greek mythology highly popular among the readers worldwide. Books you dont want to finish, books that have plot holes big enough to drive a train through, cringey young adult books about an 18 year old marry suechosen one, books where the main character pisses you off and youre cheering for the bad guys by the end.
A nobullshit guide to world mythology by cory obrien, bulfinchs mythology by thomas. Greek mythology is the set of stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes and rituals of ancient greeks. Spy thrillers can be fiction or nonfiction, mysteries can be fiction or nonfiction. What are good books for an introduction to greek mythology quora. But circe is a strange childnot powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. If you want the real goodies, read the illiad and the odysseus by homer. Books for teaching ancient greece and mythology scholastic.
Searching for a good non fiction greek mythology collection for my 11 year old. Greek mythology was part of the religion in ancient greece. Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world. Check out our giveaways and exclusive cover reveals for. Mythology books download free books online 8freebooks. Nonfiction greek mythology books that are good to read. Find out about your favorite gods and goddesses in this fun and informative book. Below is a list of books about greek mythology or roman literature based on or inspired by these myths. Greek mythology book published in 1970s or 1980s s.
If youre looking for a great book on greek mythology for kids, daulaires book of greek myths is easily the best one out there. All nonfiction bullying books academic author interviews celebrity interviews college articles college. With these titles and more you can dive deeper into the myths, stories, and characters that creators like disney and rick riordan continue to reimagine and explore. Ages 912 find out about your favorite gods and goddesses in this fun and informative book.
For more great fantasy reads, check out our fantasy books for kids and 10 thrilling books for teens who love fantasy. Greek mytholgy are books about or based on the ancient greek myths as well as gods and goddesses. It is fiction, even though the gods mentioned in the book were real gods in greek mythology, and some of the stories in the book are similar to ones in greek mythology. Please don not add books about greek or roman mythology in general unless there is a large chunkchapter dedicated to one of these two. Many kids are fascinated by fairy tales, folktales, tall tales, myths, ghost stories, and pourquoi stories from around the world. Commonlit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd12th grade classrooms. Theres more than just greek and roman mythology, too.
Either completed or in progress, meaning i dont add stuff that hasnt been touched in over two months im still browsing through the fiction out there, so if you think theres one that fits the description, or if youd like to be involved, feel free to. His books are often used in the college classroom, and hes translating homers odyssey himself. If youd like to check any of these books out, just click the pic to follow the link. Check the nonfiction areas of the juvenile and young adult sections for the following call numbers. The kraken exploring the origins behind the legendary sea monster. A full, authoritative, and wholly engaging account of these endlessly fascinating tales and of the ancient society in which they were created. Powell is a master of greek mythology and wrote many books on the subject, both fiction and nonfiction.
The best books on greek myths, as recommended by author lucy coats. Its nonfiction in the sense that all of the stories do come from ancient greek culture and people did believe in them, but myths are myths. Oh my gods a lookitup guide to the gods of mythology. From the first millennium bc until today, the myths have been. Greek mythology books tagged greek mythology librarything. Retellings of the legends and tales of greek mythology. This genre includes books varying from nonfiction to fiction. Buxtons book covers much of the same ground as hamiltons, but is written in a less literary style and has more of an emphasis on the historical and geographical. The other answers have already mentioned rick riordans books which are very good so definitely check them out if youre a beginner to greek and roman mythology.
It also made me want to dig out my greek mythology nonfiction books so i could read up and made predictions about the rest of the series. Weve gathered up a great collection of books, activities, apps, and websites for learning all about folktales, fairy tales and myths. One of the largest parts of greek mythology is the greek. Im not saying any of these predictions came truethey didnt. The ancient greek mysteries are fun and actionpacked stories that are perfect for introducing readers in ks2 to the topic of ancient greece.
Greek myths are among the most complex and influential stories ever told. In the house of helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the titans, a daughter is born. Greek mythology 16 profiles in greek roman mythology 8 greek mythology fantasy 5 exploring greek mythology 5 ancient history 4 ancient greek mythology 4 greek mythology childs world 4 library of greek mythology 4 covertocover timeless classics 3. Greek mythology 16 graphic mythology 16 mythology around the world 15 mythology and legends around the world 14 jr graphic mythologies women of mythology goddesses warriors and hunters 21st century skills library mythology and culture 12 oz 11. Most read this week tagged greek mythology more most read this week tagged greek mythology. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Folklorist alan dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity evolved into their present form.
For example, if i wrote a book about the history of ancient greece and included their ideas on the gods, such as zeus or hades, and all of my research was historically accurate, then the book would be nonfiction, since i am not writing about whether or not the greek gods were real, rather what people of the era thought of them. The 10 best greek mythology books norse mythology for. The myths have a way of entwining one with another, and it is difficult to present a coherent story line without feeling one has omitted the best part of the story. Index to fairy tales, myths, and legends second edition, 1926, with supplements from 1937 and 1952, by mary huse eastman page images at hathitrust filed under. Tiffany schmidt, debut author of send me a sign 2012 by walker bloomsbury. Greek mythology is an enormous field of study and a brief guide is a daunting task for any writer. Greek mythology are books about or based on the ancient greek myths as well as gods and goddesses. It was her debut novel and it won the orange prize. With these titles and more you can dive deeper into the myths, stories, and. Try pairing fiction with nonfiction books and exploring different genres like poetry and biographies and formats like graphic.347 1130 12 87 641 1018 1310 781 423 715 625 713 683 1271 1130 882 184 263 1481 1010 1243 1157 210 51 589 752 659 618 542 1376 534 236 1529 727 1389 530 1349 477 1191 1013 1324 1326 843