The Song of Orpheus: The Greatest Greek Myths You Never Heard

The Song of Orpheus: The Greatest Greek Myths You Never Heard
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Age Group
10+
Published Date
July 07, 2016
ISBN Number
978-1535144506
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THE SONG OF ORPHEUS: THE GREATEST GREEK MYTHS YOU NEVER HEARD is a funny, adventure-filled collection of wonderfully weird "new" Greek myths. This unforgettable collection spins tales of love and loss, hilariously vain superheroes, ancient robots, untrappable giant foxes, men reborn after being torn apart by dragons, and even the world's first monkeys. A few of these tales may seem familiar at first, but be prepared for the unexpected. Others are wonderfully strange and puzzling. All of them are entertaining. All of them deserve to be better known.Retold by author and scholar Tracy Barrett (THE SHERLOCK FILES, ANNA OF BYZANTIUM, THE STEPSISTER'S TALE) with accuracy, suspense, and humor, using authoritative translations into English of ancient source material, the myths in THE SONG OF ORPHEUS will make readers, and especially fans of THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS series, laugh, gasp, and geek out.

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An amusing collection of Greek myths like you’ve never seen
(Updated: September 05, 2016)
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3.8
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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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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