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Myths That Every Child Should Know

Book Overview: 

A selection of famous and timeless myths, adapted for a junior audience.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .aused both of them to shed a great many tears; and now they shed a great many more, because their joy could not so well express itself in any other way.

When their hearts had grown a little more quiet, Mother Ceres looked anxiously at Proserpina.

"My child," said she, "did you taste any food while you were in King Pluto's palace?"

"Dearest mother," answered Proserpina, "I will tell you the whole truth. Until this very morning, not a morsel of food had passed my lips. But to-day, they brought me a pomegranate (a very dry one it was, and all shrivelled up, till there was little left of it but seeds and skin), and having seen no fruit for so long a time, and being faint with hunger, I was tempted just to bite it. The instant I tasted it, King Pluto and Quicksilver came into the room. I had not swallowed a morsel; but—dear mother, I hope it was no harm—but six of the pomegranate seeds, I am afraid, remained in my mouth."

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Community Reviews

Some myths every one should know. The book Myths That Every Child Should Know, is a great book. First I love the selection that are are myths of Greek Gods like Thor. Second the stories are a good length, about 16 pages each. Finally the stories are from multiple books so you can check them out like

I've read this book when I was struggling with the English language with two goals in mind. The first was, obviously, to get exposed and practice English. The second was to get to know one of the main foundations of the western culture.
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