New Non Fiction on Folk Tales, Myths and Legends.

Hey kids! There is more new Junior Non Fiction available at your local library. The theme for this post is Folk Tales, Myths and Legends, where you will encounter books where you go on magic carpet rides, fight mythological beasts, encounter gods and goddesses and much, much more!

Enjoy!

image courtesy of syndeticsTales from the Arabian Nights.

Tales from the Arabian Nights consist of a collection of Persian, Arabic and Middle Eastern tales cleverly told by Scheherazade, where she begins to tell theĀ Sultan a tale, but does not end it. The Sultan, curious about how the story ends, is thus forced to postpone her execution in order to hear the conclusion. The next night, as soon as she finishes the tale, she begins (and only begins) a new one, and the king, eager to hear the conclusion of this tale, postpones her execution once again. So it goes on for 1,001 nights

image courtesy of sydneticsUsborne Illustrated Myths from around the world.

Some wonderful stories that reconstruct the daily life and customs of several cultures. A great selection fromĀ around the World.

Including stories about my favourite Trickster Gods Maui and Anansi, who knew they were capable of getting up to so much mischief!

Stars of mythology…

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Roman.

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Roman mythological stories. From daring heroes to scheming gods and goddesses and terrible monsters, there are exciting adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a ‘Who’s Who’ of the culture’s myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters’ personalities to come through. The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an ‘In His Own Words’ section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and ‘Not to be confused with…’. This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.

image courtesy of syndeticsGreek.

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Greek mythological stories. From mere mortals to demons, gods and goddesses and the sphinx there are adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a ‘Who’s Who’ of the culture’s myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters’ personalities to come through. The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an “In His Own Words” section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and “Not to be confused with…”. This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.

im,age courtesy of syndeticsEgyptian.

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the Egyptian mythological stories. From mere mortals to demons, gods and goddesses and the sphinx there are adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a ‘Who’s Who’ of the culture’s myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters’ personalities to come through. The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an “In His Own Words” section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and “Not to be confused with…”. This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.

image courtesy of syndeticsViking.

This book takes a light-hearted look at the characters and creatures from the the Viking (Norse) mythological stories. From daring heroes to scheming gods and goddesses and terrible monsters, there are exciting adventures, betrayals and incredible stories to read. The book is structured as a ‘Who’s Who’ of the culture’s myths and legends and has a gossipy, informal tone, allowing the characters’ personalities to come through. The chapters begin with a spread featuring factfiles of two characters. Each of these has an ‘In His Own Words’ section, where the character himself (or herself) gives fast facts such as parents, powers, crowning achievements, and ‘Not to be confused with…’. This is followed by a myth re-relling, presented in a magazine-style, featuring the two characters. In total there are six spreads of fact files (12 characters total) and six different re-tellings.

image courtesy of syndeticsTreasury of Greek mythology : classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes & monsters.

Presents illustrated retellings of classic Greek myths, sharing the stories of Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa, with sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster that link the tales to constellations, history, geography, and culture, and including profiles, a family tree, and other resources.

 

image courtesy of syndeticsMaui and other Maori Legends.

This book contains right timeless Maori myths that have captivated New Zealanders throughout generations. The Powerful combination of dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative text has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature.

 

 

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