Mythology

Have a Hot Time Hades

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Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Myth-O-Mania #1) Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781434234377
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Published: Stone Arch Books - July 1st, 2011

This book is the bridge between My First Greek Mythology and Percy Jackson. It turns out the myths as you know them are completely false, because they’re all told by Zeus, and he’s a big old myth-o-maniac (that’s ancient Greek for Big Fat Liar). Don’t worry though, Hades will tell you everything you need to know in this tell-all about how he became god of the underworld.

Katherine


Women and Other Monsters

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Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021

In Women and Other Monsters, Jess Zimmerman explores the mythological and cultural ways that women have been portrayed as monsters, particularly in the Greek pantheon. We are Gorgons, who turn men to stone with our ugliness; we are Charybdis, murderous and unseemly in our hunger; in all the ways we are unideal, we are monstrous. Zimmerman’s experience and her articulation of it was so crisp and felt so real. This book made me feel deeply seen and more at ease with my own monstrosity.

Meaghan


The Sea-Ringed World

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The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas Cover Image
By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781646140152
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Published: Levine Querido - February 23rd, 2021

This beautiful, inky book celebrates tales and myths from the Native people of the Americas, helping to preserve stories that deserve appreciation. No collection of kids' mythology books is complete without this one!

Stacey


Mythos

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Mythos (Stephen Fry's Greek Myths #1) Cover Image
By Stephen Fry (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452178912
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019

 

When I was little, I read my copy of Daulaire's Book of Greek Myths so many times the spine broke and we had to keep it together with tape. This book brings back that feeling, except it's a beautiful hardcover, so it'll probably hold together longer.

 

Shana


Circe

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

 

Miller follows up her brilliant Song of Achilles with the story of Circe, goddess, banished daughter of Helios, lover of Odysseus, and a witch. The lyrical writing and complex characters will capture you and the thousand-year span of this story will fly by. If you’re looking for a page-turning literary read, this for you.

Marika


Song of Achilles

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The Song of Achilles: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

The Iliad lushly reimagined with the most delicious, vivid prose and an incredibly lush Grecian setting, all centered around the love between Achilles and Patroclus. Romantic, heartbreaking, thrilling, suspenseful--everything you want in a great book. But don't get too attached, because if you know the Iliad, you know how it ends....

Mackenzie

 


Twisted Myths

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Twisted Myths: 20 Classic Stories with a Dark and Dangerous Heart Cover Image
By Maura McHugh, Jane Laurie (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780764166204
Published: Barron's Educational Series - October 1st, 2013

This collection highlights the darker side of mythology and has absolutely amazing illustrations. And by “amazing” I mean BRUTAL IN THE MOST AWESOME WAY POSSIBLE! Entertaining and informative for mythology buff and, surprisingly, a fantastic coffee table book for the heavy metal fan in your life.

Josh


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