Monday, June 01, 2009

Book Sharing Monday

The McElderry Book of Greek Myths, retold by Eric A. Kimmel and illustrated by Pep Montserrat is a new favorite of ours.  The illustrations are extraordinary.  At the beginning of each of the twelve myths, there is a full page illustration like this one, at the beginning of "Pandora's Box":

And interspersed throughout the stories on every page
 are other illustrations, like this one, from "Prometheus":

It's a beautiful book that we are heartily enjoying during read-alouds this week.  My eleven-year-old keeps snatching it when we're not reading it out loud and reading ahead, which is a pretty good recommendation in and of itself.  ☺

Book Sharing Monday is hosted at Serendipity. Come join in on the fun!


sunnymama said...

Looks like a wonderful book :)

Fiddler said...

It really is! My children have actually been fighting over it, if you can believe that. : )

Suji said...

Thanks for this excellent review :) We're in the middle of Classic Myths to Read Aloud by William Russell and I was seeking more Greek Myth titles when I saw your post :) Your suggestions have always been wonderful for us. Thanks again!

nocton4 said...

great choice