D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 5 - 12n/a6.637436
In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers.

Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today:
• Powerful Zeus, king of the gods, with his fistful of thunderbolts
Hermes, mischievous trickster and messenger of the gods
• Gray-eyed Athena, goddess of wisdom and battle strategy
• The monstrous Minotaur, slain by brave Theseus
• Snake-haired Medusa the gorgon, turning enemies to stone with her steely stare
Hercules the mightiest, part mortal, part god

These and other equally magnificent figures parade across the pages, their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.

“For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . 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.”—The Horn Book

“The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times

A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection

An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on October 19, 1962 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0385015836
ISBN-13: 9780385015837
7 Book Reviews
  • gold3nglare
    gold3nglareWednesday, December 9, 2020 at 8:56 am44 stars
    This book is the reason why I fell in love with Greek myths.
    • lions579
      lions579Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm55 stars
      This book was amazing, not only has it been around for a long time, but it is well written. This book explains everything and anything you will want to know about Ancient Greek gods and goddesses, with myths explaining how the world came to be, a family tree of the gods and goddesses, and lots of other things. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mythology and anyone learning about Ancient Greece.
      • Cbear Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:50 am
        This book was a really really good book. It talks about EVERYTHING about Greek Myths. The book talks about the gods and stories about famous heros or the story of the gods. I hope you ENJOY this book
        • annabeth35
          Mrs. ChaseWednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:07 am55 stars
          This was a really great book I recommend this book to other teachers.
          • csheen
            csheenSunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm55 stars
            A great book on greek mythology. i recommend this book to percy jackson fans. it has a lot of great myths in it.
            • animalgirlSunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm
              a great book on greek mythology!!
              • csheen
                csheenSunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm55 stars
                I think so too!!!