Thursday, March 28, 2013

Short Story Review: Medusa


Adapted by:  Rob M. Worley
Illustrated by:  Mike Dubisch
Published by: Magic Wagon, 2008

* This book is one in a series of Greek Myths that I found while wandering around the children's floor of the library.  I'm always looking for new and interesting books to read with the kids.  I thought that my daughter might be ready and interested in reading Greek Myths.  It's part of the Short Tales series  by Magic Wagon which also has a series on Norse Myths, Fairy Tales, and Classics. 

In the beginning of the book there is a page of The Greek Gods that includes a portrait, his or her name, and what they are the God of.  This book does a great job of telling the tale of Medusa in a simply written and easy to understand way.  My daughter ended up grabbing this book and reading it on her own.  While I was sitting and reading it on my own my son came over and asked to hear it.  I thought that the illustrations might be a bit scary for him since he's only 4 1/2.  But he enjoyed the story.  This was the first book of the series that we have read but I think it's a great intro to the Greek Gods.  We will definitely be checking out more in this series.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

1 comment:

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