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2.0 out of 5 starsNo too child friendly, contrary to advertising.
Reviewed in Australia on 9 July 2021
The book is great, no doubt. However it is being spruiked as a very suitable read for young children. My 8 year old is just following with a lot of input from myself, myself having some knowledge of mythology. I wish I purchased something more child friendly read.
Supremely good. The best introduction you can buy to introduce yourself to the Greek mythos and begin looking at the great, foundational works of Western civilisation: The Iliad, etc. can't recommend this enough. The book and dust jacket look great. Illustrated throughout... Just a marvel. Get it!
This really is a celebration of this classic rendering of the Greek, Roman and Norse myths, by Edith Hamilton. (You only have to see how long it's been in print and how much second-hand copies are fetching, to know why they did it.) Beautifully bound, illustrated and set out, it's a steal at £14.99. I bought it as a gift - for me, ha,ha - and I'm beyond delighted with it.
I have always had an interest in mythology so when I saw this book, I had to get it. The book is bigger and chunkier then I was expecting and is made really well. It reads easy and the design and illustrations for the book make it all the more beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone that has an interest in mythology.
I’m sorry but why can’t I rate this 10 stars??? 5 stars does not do it justice. I haven’t even read it yet but delivery was way quicker than expected, packaged in bubble wrap to protect it and the sheer size of this book is incredible. Pages are so pristine with beautiful pictures and clear font. Ordered a hardback copy and I’m so impressed I want everyone to own one of these.