Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology

Illustrated Dictionary of Mythology

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A book on the mythology of specific regions, from ancient Greece to Native America that offers an overview of the characters, creatures, and places central to each mythical tradition.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 222 x 280 x 14mm | 780.17g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1000 colour photographs, illustrations, maps, diagrams
  • 0751357987
  • 9780751357981

Review Text

'From time immemorial, early peoples all over the world have recounted fantastical yet familiar myths'. This somewhat condensed dictionary looks at general themes - creation, gods, monsters, endings - as well as civilizations such as ancient Egypt, the Classical World, and the Americas. This is an ideal book for a quick flick through or an introduction to the subject. It has excellent illustrations (great picture research and appealing commissioned artwork) and the good layout means it is bound to be a big hit with younger readers, but I found it vastly overambitious in its scope and lacking in content. (Kirkus UK)show more

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65 ratings
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1 2% (1)
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