Who is Hachiman? What is the Seven Gods of Fortune? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of Japanese Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the ruler of the heavens Amaterasu to Ryujin, the dragon-king of the sea, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct people's lives.
Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|BISACS||JNF052030, JNF038020, JNF052020|
|Subject||Geography, Myths & Legends|
|Imprint||ABDO & Daughters|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||147155|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
World of Mythology Set 2 – Booklist
For kids who have graduated from the Greeks and Romans and are looking to delve into the lore of other cultures, the books in the World of Mythology series will be tempting. Rather than retelling particular legends, the books focus on presenting a who’s who for each pantheon and forming a basic foundation of how mythology played a role in each culture’s history. Useful for both personal and assignment reading.
World of Mythology Set 2 – Horn Book Guide
Reproductions of ancient artwork as well as modern illustrations provide colorful portraits of the featured gods.
World of Mythology Set 2 – School Library Journal
Ollhoff writes in a clear and engaging fashion, presenting complex issues in a way that will be easy for youngsters to grasp. The photographs and reproductions of art tie directly into the texts; the short biographies of various gods in each book will be helpful to beginners. Strong additions.