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Introduction to Mythology for Kids: Legendary Stories from Around the World (Paperback)
From magic to monsters to amazing heroes—world mythology for kids ages 6 to 9
Myths are stories that have been told over hundreds of years to help explain why the world works the way it does. They're filled with powerful magic, mysterious monsters, and fantastical beasts, but also brave heroes on exciting adventures that teach us about right and wrong.
From the Japanese myth of Momotarō The Peach Boy and his loyal animal friends to the Slavic myth of Vasilisa the Wise and her enchanted doll, this beautifully illustrated collection of mythology for kids takes you on a journey through the sands of time. You'll explore diverse cultures across the globe through the incredible tales of gods and goddesses, earth-shattering giants, mighty dragons, magical lakes, and more.
Introduction to Mythology for Kids includes:
Once upon a time—This introduction to mythology for kids explores the world of myths through 12 captivating retellings of myths—some starring kids like you!
Hero's journey—Follow the heroes through colorful illustrations and an exciting narrative, from their humble beginnings to the lessons they have to share.
World mythology—This collection of mythology for kids takes you from ancient Mesopotamia to the Abenaki tribes of the Native Northeastern US and Canada, showing you myths from around the world.
Embark on an exciting quest, and discover a world of mythology for kids.
About the Author
ZACHARY HAMBY is the author of the Reaching Olympus and Mythology for Teens series, as well as World Mythology for Beginners, Introduction to Mythology for Kids, and The Hero’s Guidebook. He’s an English teacher in rural Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Rachel, and their two children, Luke and Jane.
“Zachary Hamby has written a lively and engaging book containing stories based on the mythology of a variety of places around the world, and the colorful illustrations by Kailey Whitman help to bring the stories alive. Introduction to Mythology for Kids is designed to be easily read by 2nd and 3rd graders, and I predict it is something they will want to read. After all, it is a chance for young readers to find out the real origins of those characters they know and love from today’s Marvel movies. These are stories whose appeal and life lessons are timeless. This book is a must-buy!” —Dr. Sam Bommarito, Literacy Expert and Co-Editor of The Missouri Reader
“With voice and verve, Zachary Hamby opens the door to the fascinating world of mythology. Stories from around the world are told in a way that will get children reading, while the accompanying artwork by Kailey Whitman helps to boost imagination.” —Victoria Hanley, author of Violet Wings, Indigo Magic, and Sapphire Secret
“This fantastic collection of bite-sized samplings of myths from around the world is the perfect introduction to the wide world of mythology for young readers. Packed with rich illustrations, a glossary of terms, and lists of references and resources, this book will encourage further exploration and love of the topic.” —Paige Harp, Coordinator of Infant Through Grade 12 Resources and The Children's and Young Adult Book Review Board of Missouri at Missouri State University