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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths - Ingri d'Aulaire, Edgar Parin d'Aulaire As a kid I read constantly (probably 4-5 books a week), and this was one of my favorite books to re-read. I don't know how many times I've read it, but every single story and illustration felt intimately familiar when I opened it now, 20 years later. This book instilled me with a great love of mythology and classical antiquity that I still have to this day. I bought my own copy this Christmas for sentimental and nostalgic reasons, and I'm so glad I did. Looking at it with adult eyes, I see now that the stories have been somewhat sanitized for children, but without changing the overall essence. Greek mythology can be a very complex subject, but this book does a fabulous job of making the myths accessible and enjoyable. I was enthralled by this book as a child and will treasure my copy now as an adult.