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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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The retellings of the myths are vibrant and fascinating and the illustrations are mild enough for a child to enjoy but compelling enough to interest an adult. For example, in the story of the overthrow of Uranus, mention is made of the fateful sickle, and of Cronos's attack upon his father, but the exact nature of the attack is unspecified. The author-artists, Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaires, have created a sumptuous treat both for eye and imagination.

I know that they can't actually talk about rape in a kids book because we can't ever bring up anything sex-related in a kids book, but it makes me really uncomfortable, you know? The couple immigrated to the United States from Europe and worked on books that focused on history such as Abraham Lincoln, which won the 1940 Caldecott Medal. His parents separated when Parin was six years old and he grew up spending time with each, travelling around Europe with his father. So like a handful of hydra teeth I'll just plant this on the family bookshelf and wait for mythological magic to take root in due time. Acting on her suggestion, the d'Aulaires decided to turn their talents to children's books and collaborated to create The Magic Rug in 1931.So, violence is fine for kiddies, but rape is really sex, which means it's too naughty to talk about. I -- Io: I liked her punishment from Hera, being turned into a cow, but I don't think it is fair for just having been with Zeus. She was where the boy she loved was, and he sat beside the water and fell in love with himself and said, "I love you. derinlemesine bir inceleme beklemeyin dediğim gibi sadeleştirilmiş bir baskı bu ama daha önce hiç okumadıysanız ve ilginizi çekiyorsa keyif alacağınızı düşünüyorum. It does that thing where rapes are glossed over as "marriages", which is horrible to read if you know what actually happens in the myths.

A modest insurance settlement following a near-fatal bus–trolley collision in Paris provided the seed money for Edgar's steerage-class voyage to the U. Born Ingri Mortenson in Kongsburg, Norway, she studied art in Norway, Germany and France, and met Edgar Parin d'Aulaire when she was a student in Munich. In 2007 and 2008, respectively, the Italian publisher Donzelli Editori reissued smaller-format Italian language editions of Norse Myths, retitled Miti Del Nord, and Trolls, retitled Il Libro Dei Troll.the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.

When I was a kid, I used to take this book out of the library over and over and I would read it when I was at a friend's house and they had a copy.They completed a sequel in 1976, The Terrible Troll Bird, an adaptation of one of their earlier works, Ola and Blakken. I don't know how many times I've read it, but every single story and illustration felt intimately familiar when I opened it now, 20 years later.

But since this is a book for children (albeit one which doesn't hesitate to stretch the vocabularies of younger ones), I can excuse that.Later their attention shifted to their adopted country and they produced books about American heroes such as Pocahontas, Benjamin Franklin, and Buffalo Bill. Edgar, a pupil of Hans Hofmann and Henri Matisse, [3] studied fresco in Florence, painted murals in France and Norway, and exhibited in Paris, Berlin and Oslo.

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