Download Reader õ The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for My Childrenè Charles kingsley

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Download Reader õ The Heroes, or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children è Charles kingsley ☆ Stories of the heroes of ancient Greece told in fine poetic prose Includes accounts of Perseus who slew Medusa the Gorgon Jason who sought the Golden Fleece and Theseus who slew the Minotaur BGolden Fleece and Theseus who slew the Minotaur By preserving the Greek spirit in the retelling of these myths Kingsley gives us plain strength Pretty good Some stories hard to get onto because of all the Greek names My son really loved Perseus Great precursor to Mythology by Edith Hamilton

Ebook ☆ or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children è Charles Kingsley

Stories of the heroes of ancient Greece told in fine poetic prose Includes accounts of Perseus who slew Medusa the Gorgon Jason who sought the AO year 3 read I know a lot of people struggle with this one and some are even subbing in a different book but I just love it I feel it needs to be read aloud and it reads almost like poetry sometimes The words the flow the cadence it’s lovely

Charles Kingsley è Greek Fairy Tales for My Children Book

The Heroes or Greek Fairy Tales for My ChildrenAnd seriousness courage steadfastness and beauty Dozens of attractive illustrations by T H Robinson enliven the text Suitable for ages 9 and u This is Charles Kingsley's retelling of stories from ancient Greek mythology for children It deals with three heroes Perseus Jason of the Golden Fleece and Theseus I enjoyed reading it as a child and liked the pictures which are pretty but not particularly Greek the pastoral landscapes especially look English rather than Greek I found it interesting to see what I could remember of the stories having last read them when I was about 10 Though it tells of the origin of a Procrustean bed which I had often seen referred to in other books I retained no memories of it and had to look it up as an adult The thing I remembered best was the three old crones encountered by Perseus who had to share one eye between them and of course his fight with Medusa and rescue of Andromeda from the sea monster The only thing I remembered about Theseus was his encounter with the Minotaur which however I had pictured as taking place underground but in the story it evidently did not which made little sense of the spool of thread he had to carry to find his way out again But I also found the stories strangely flat especially Theseus He was an ancient superhero so powerful that he never seemed to be in any real danger I do think however that they would be good for modern kids to read and not only those brought up on a diet of superheroes There are many references and allusions to them in other literature the Procrustean bed is just one example and so it can help children to understand those references Also the past is another country another culture and reading stories from different cultures can help children to understand cultures other than their own