DK Children DK Greek Myths: Heroes, Gods, & Monsters from Ancient Greece
DK Children DK Greek Myths: Heroes, Gods, & Monsters from Ancient Greece

DK Greek Myths: Heroes, Gods, & Monsters from Ancient Greece



Publication Date: July 14, 2020

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Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4

This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before!

Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labours of Herakles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humor and intrigue of the original tales. Stunning illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder breathe new life into each classic story.

Additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a pronunciation guide.

Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories. It will be treasured forever.

About the Author

Jean Menzies YouTuber. Research Student. Creative Producer. Writer. Presenter. Jean is currently studying for a Ph.D. in women in Classical Athens. She runs a podcast about classics and mythology called That’s Ancient History and regularly uploads to her YouTube channel,, where she discusses literature and history. She has spoken about ancient history and mythology to audiences of all ages and taught mythology and ancient history to university students.

Katie Ponder received her degree in Illustration from Falmouth University in the UK. She won the AOI Book Award for new talent in 2014 and in 2017 she was shortlisted for the Folio Society Award. She was winner of the 2017 House of Illustration People's Choice Award. In October 2017, she won the Glyndebourne Art Award and her work was used as the cover of the Glyndebourne 2017 On Tour program. Her work has been featured in prestigious publications including VAROOM, SOFFA, Communication Arts, and DPI Magazine, and exhibited at Somerset House, The Lyric Theatre, and Glyndebourne opera house.

Illustrator Residence: London, England

Format: Hardcover

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: DK Children

Publication Date: July 14, 2020

ISBN: 9781465491534

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