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An amusing collection of Greek myths like you’ve never seen
(Updated: September 05, 2016)
Overall rating
 
3.8
Writing Style
 
4.0
Plot/Story
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable)
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable)
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality
 
3.0
This is a great read for anyone who enjoys mythology. Fans of the ancient Greeks will often hear the same stories told a million times. The Song of Orpheus is a wonderful collection of refreshingly unknown tales readers will be eager to discover. I would particularly recommend this for young readers interested in learning more about the Greek myths (perfect for the Percy Jackson fans). The short stories are just the right dose for a quick evening read that parents and children can enjoy together (although I wouldn’t say it’s strictly just for kids either).
The end of the book is filled with glossaries and appendices about all the different mythological figures and places for further learning opportunities.
It bears mentioning that the overall design of the book falls a little short in comparison with the content. The cover is nice, but the interior layout could have been more engaging for the target audience.

The Song of Orpheus is a great book for kids and adults to learn without feeling like they are learning.
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