“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographical information: written by Heather Alexander, illustrations by Meredith Hamilton, published by Black Dog and Leventhal, c. 2011, reading level – ages 9-12.
Synopsis: This informational books explains the traditional tales of the “who’s who” and “what’s what” of mythology. The charts and illustrations bring the myths to life. Alexander’s simple explanations are ideal for young readers.
Rationale for the classroom: The author takes the multitude of mythical information and breaks it down into simple, easy to understand segments.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text