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eBook Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology ePub

by Lise Lunge-Larsen

  • ISBN: 0547152299
  • Category: Fairy Tales Folk Tales and Myths
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Lise Lunge-Larsen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (October 25, 2011)
  • Pages: 96
  • ePub book: 1485 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1683 kb
  • Other: mbr doc lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 692

Description

Folklorist, linguist, and professional storyteller, Lise Lunge Larsen draws upon her rich background in legends and myths to make these tales . This is a must read if you love the history of words, and Greek and Roman mythology.

Folklorist, linguist, and professional storyteller, Lise Lunge Larsen draws upon her rich background in legends and myths to make these tales come alive. Gareth Hinds has created illustrated versions of such classics as BEOWULF, KING LEAR, MERCHANT OF VENICE and most recently, THE ODYSSEY, forthcoming from Candlewick in fall 2010. Do you know where we get the word tantalize from? How about janitor?

The amazing book Gifts from the Gods written by Lise Lunge-Larsen takes the reader to greek mythology

Illustrations are eye-catching with detail and cartoon dialogue. The amazing book Gifts from the Gods written by Lise Lunge-Larsen takes the reader to greek mythology. The author gives very specific information on every myth and character in Greek Mythology. The book has different chapters and each of them explains a different myth.

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Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word . The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers.

Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology. by Lise Lunge-Larsen and Gareth Hinds. Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated book for mythology fans and word lovers. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

book by Lise Lunge-Larsen. Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers .

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers

Master storyteller Lise Lunge Larsen brings to life the ancient stories . This rich collection of myths is perfect for the classroom or as a gift book.

Master storyteller Lise Lunge Larsen brings to life the ancient stories behind the enduring words the Greeks have given us, illustrated in full color.

Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers.Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.

Comments

Bluddefender Bluddefender
GREAT book. 10 year old daughter was reading some fiction books about greek myths (Rick Riordan), and I wanted a non-fiction book to supplement the new interest. I read it myself and learned lots of new information. She's read it a couple times and loves sharing what she's learned. Then when she runs into characters in other books, she has a deeper understanding of both the original myths and of how they connect to our language. Very cool.
Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
Not only has my daughter learned the root of some of our modern words, but I did as well!

The book is filled with numerous short stories of the Greek golden age era about gods, goddesses and and people. Each story highlighting a descriptive term we use today i.e Fortune, genius, narcissist, etc... Giving us the root creation of these words and the fantastic stories that created them.

Not only educational but also filled with moral tid-bits and life lessons.

Glad I bought it, wish there were more like it.
September September
This is a must read if you love the history of words, and Greek and Roman mythology. Tantalizing read. Do you know where we get the word tantalize from? How about janitor? These are just two examples of words from this book, complete with the stories - myths to explain their existence. It is a must for any unit on mythology.
Nilador Nilador
I used to love ancient history and mythology, thought my kids would like this, but they did not. The book is somewhat complicated for younger kids in this case 8 and 9. They had a hard time reading it and did not have much of an interest either.
Zeleence Zeleence
The kindle edition is missing letters! It is missing every "Th" that starts a sentence! It is also missing the letters "ft" in words like often and after! I have never seen as many mistakes in a kindle book. However if you can find a hard copy of this book, it is a great read to learn about allusions. I think any 4th-middle school teacher would find this book worthwhile and useful in their classroom. Please fix this kindle edition.
Daigami Daigami
This is a fun book. It shares how certain words and phrases that we use in our everyday language came from different Greek myths. It states the word/phrase, shares the story it is derived from, and then follows up with how we use it today. My boys and I are really enjoying it.
Waiso Waiso
I bought two of this book for my grandchildren. The older two are 9 and 8. They loved it. I asked my granddaughter (8) what she thought of the book and she said, It was great! I read it 4 times". A wonderful way to learn the origins of some words that we use often.
Great book to introduce elementary or middle school children to word etymologies-the stories behind the words. I showed it to my students in conjunction with a Greek myth literature unit and it really helped them see the influence of the myths on words we use everyday.