1. D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
The storytelling and artwork blew my mind.   I read it over and over again for several years, never tiring of the gods’ crazy antics.   And when I got to college and took a course in classical mythology, I found myself way ahead of many of my classmates who did not know these stories as well as I did!  
- Rebecca, Jefferson Market Library
Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter!

    D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths 
    by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire

    The storytelling and artwork blew my mind.   I read it over and over again for several years, never tiring of the gods’ crazy antics.   And when I got to college and took a course in classical mythology, I found myself way ahead of many of my classmates who did not know these stories as well as I did!  

    - Rebecca, Jefferson Market Library

    Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of ItWhy Children’s Books Matter!

Notes

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    I read a book similar to this when I was like 5 and it taught me some of the most fundamental tenets of theology in...
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    Children’s book? It’s good at any age, I say!
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    I read this book when I was a kid.
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    omg i literally learned how to read from this book
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    My parents read this a lot to me as a kid, so when Disney’s Hercules was released I was very, let’s say unhappy, with...
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    Still have most of these stories/illustrations memorized.
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    Loved this book as a kid, and have gifted every single child I’ve ever known with a copy.
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