The Story of Perseus (Stories in the Stars)

 
9781482426830: The Story of Perseus (Stories in the Stars)

Perseus the constellation is named for the legendary hero of many Greek myths. Not only does Perseus kill the Gorgon Medusa but he rescues the princess Andromeda from being eaten by a horrible monster. And these are just two of Perseus's adventures. Readers will find out how Perseus acquired a helmet that turned him invisible, the sandals that helped him fly, and how he vanquished his enemies. Supporting illustrations and photographs will help readers visualize both the famous figure and his constellation in this comprehensible retelling of the myth.

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Gr 2-4-Constellations serve here as springboards for abbreviated stories from Greek and Roman mythology. These simplified versions of complex tales becomes fragmented and sometimes confusing, as many characters with odd names are briefly mentioned or covered in only a few short sentences. No explanations are given for the angry, hateful actions of the Greek gods, such as Juno attempting to kill baby Hercules by putting snakes in his crib. Hercules kills "the terrible Nemean (NEE-mee-uhn) Lion" in two different books; Leo the Lion offers a clearer, fuller account. Perseus is featured quite frequently, appearing in Pegasus and Cassiopea as well as in his own volume. The Great Bear Story begins with a Greek episode but then mentions bear-in-the-sky tales from other cultures. This book, in the end, invites children to consider what animal the constellation Ursa Major might look like and also to look for pictures in the stars. The other titles mention months when readers should look for those constellations without explaining their likely location in the sky. Constellation drawings open and close each volume, and handsome pictures of characters and events face each small page of text. VERDICT The interesting idea gives short shrift to storytelling, but these will do if all that readers require is a bare-bones overview.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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