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by Retold by Mary Catherine Judd

eBook Classic Myths download ISBN: 1407654985
Author: Retold by Mary Catherine Judd
Publisher: HardPress Publishing (January 29, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 116
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Retold by Mary Catherine Judd.

Retold by Mary Catherine Judd. By reading these myths the child will gain in inte. rest and sympathy for the life of beast, bird, and tree; he will learn to recognize those constellations which have been as friends to the wise men of many ages.

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автор: Mary Catherine Judd. Читать на английском и переводить текст. Retold By. Mary catherine judd. By reading these myths the child will gain in interest and sympathy for the life of beast, bird, and tree; he will learn to recognize those constellations which have been as friends to the wise men of many ages. Minneapolis, October, 1901.

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Items related to Classic Myths. Home Mary Catherine Judd (retold by) Classic Myths. First published in 1894, "Classic Myths" was originally prepared as an aid in nature study. Mary Catherine Judd (retold by). Published by Rand-McNally & Co, 1901. Used Condition: Good Hardcover. From Books on Bay (Savannah, GA, . The book includes Greek, Norse, Roman, German, Russian, and Finnish myths. B/W drawings throughout. Some writing inside the front cover, which is an eye-catching red, by the way. Bookseller Inventory 000080. Ask Seller a Question.

Retold By. Principal of the Lincoln School. Illustrated by. Angus mac donall. with drawings entirely from classic sources.

Classic Myths online. The burden proved to be nine large books closely written. She offered them for sale at an enormous price. The king refused to pay it. The Sibyl only smiled and threw three of the books into the open fire. The king had wished to own those three, for he knew that future events were written in them. I have now six books and the price is the same as for the nine. Does the king want them?" The king hesitated. MARY CATHERINE JUDD Principal of the Lincoln School Minneapolis Minn. ANGUS MAC DONALL with drawings entirely from classic sources. The very cordial reception given this little book by teachers and children, both in school and out of school, has tempted me carefully to revise the stories, omitting some and adding others, in the hope of making the book still more welcome and more helpful.

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Comments: (3)
I assigned this book to my children's literature class when my previous book of myths fell out of print. On Amazon, Judd's "Classic Myths" looked like a good replacement. It isn't. Reprinted from a 1901 textbook, it's replete with problems. While there are many Greek and Roman myths in this volume, some of them are mislabeled. For instance, the story, "How the Horses of the Sun Ran Away," is labeled Greek, but the gods in the story, such as Jupiter and Diana, are Roman. In Greek, they are Zeus and Artemis.

Many of these myths are so watered down that the stories are mere echoes of what they were. For instance, in the story "Diana, Queen of the Moon" (again labeled Greek when it's using Roman names), the better known version of the story has Diana turn a Theban prince into a stag for spying on her while she's bathing. In this book's version, a female narrator has dialogue with modern-day kids about stories she knows, including one about Diana. She tells of a hapless hunter who sees a woman run into a cave. He goes to look and is turned into a stag. Such changes are irritating when one knows the better versions.

So much about this book, too, is mediocre on a book design level. Paragraphs do not have indentations but are blocks with extra space after each paragraph. Because right justification is used without hyphenation, some lines have big chunks of extra space between words. Highly disappointing are the illustrations that look merely scanned and enlarged so that pixilation is apparent. Many illustrations are simply crude looking.

Some of my students when they were younger loved myths and they know them well, so they can't understand why this book exists. I wonder, too.
This is a great storybook for kids with classic archetypes they'll see for years. Plus, it gives them an understanding of the characters in ancient myths not only from Greece and Rome, but also from the Norse/Scandinavia.

As such stories have been polished for generations, the telling has been made very easy. The quaint manner of earlier 20th century framing has become welcome with my additional years.

Older kids might think it "corny," but younger kids who are becoming acquainted with the world and are curious might enjoy these tales very much.
I don't really know what a young reader might get from this book, except a fast way to pass out, or be very confused. The first story was ok, but not the most interesting story of mythology I've read. The second story doesn't know what it wants to be. The title says it's about Woden but the first four paragraphs say it's about how Wednesday got its name. It then talks about Woden for three paragraphs, and from there pretty much goes on to tell the story of how this one time Thor lost his hammer. After that the mom tells some lame excuse as to how Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday got their names, which had nothing to do with the story about Thor. This story was a hot mess, not to mention the days of the week were names after Roman gods not Norse.

This book has lots of story issues. Mary Catherine Judd dose not know how to stay on topic. An example of this, besides the whole second story, is the end of the third story when the teacher explains that Saturday is named after Saturn. This has nothing to do with the story Judd is trying to tell. Judd also adds too much. In some of the stories she has intros with kids asking questions. These are not needed. These story are fine on their own. The kids asking question seem to hinder the stories she is trying to tell rather then make the myths better. I understand she it trying to be more relatable, but it does not work.

The illustrations are horrid. They all look like they have been trough a copy machine one to many times. I think this might be the publishers fault since this is a reprint of an out of print book.

Over all this book is not a good example of mythology for children. I don't even know why someone would reprint this book.