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D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths

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In D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths are the greats of ancient Greece--gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters--as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. 

Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family archive.

In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology--and continues to enthrall young readers. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. 


  • D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths
  • Written and illustrated by Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire.
  • Ages 8 to 12 years 


  • Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers, September 19, 1962 (1992).
  • 0.8" H x 12.42" L x 9.25" W (2.41 lbs) 208 pages


  • Published by Delacorte Press, March 1, 1992 (2003).
  • 0.75" H x 12.25" L x 8.88" W (2.02 lbs) 208 pages



I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven.--R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder

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