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René Goscinny , Albert Uderzo

Asterix (Series, Book 12): Asterix at the Olympic Games [Astérix: Astérix aux Jeux olympiques]

"In 50 BC, Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well… not entirely. One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders." The Gauls are aided by a magic potion which gives them superhuman strength, and is brewed by the druid Getafix). In late spring, the inhabitants of the village learn that the neighbouring Roman camp of Aquarium is preparing to send its champion - Gluteus Maximus - to compete in the Olympic Games in Greece, between July and August. (...)

literary

YEAR: 1968

COUNTRY: France


Edna Barth, Ati Forberg

Cupid and Psyche: A Love Story

The book offers a short retelling of the love story between the mortal Psyche and the god Cupid, son of Venus. The original tale appeared in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (the golden ass). The god of love falls in love with the beautiful mortal Psyche, who is at first ignorant of his true identity. Yet his mother objects to their relationship. Thus the lovers need to fight many obstacles to keep their love. The story is a retelling of the well-known love story, adapted for a young readership. It n(...)

literary

YEAR: 1976

COUNTRY: United States of America


Jan Tetter

Dictionary of Mythological Characters and Most Important Concepts Related to Greek and Roman Mythology [Słownik postaci mitologicznych oraz najważniejszych pojęć związanych z mitologią Greków i Rzymian]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.,online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. With its small, pocket format and short, concise entries, this glossary provides young readers with an enjoyable and not overly complicated introduction to the world of Gr(...)

literary

YEAR: 1999

COUNTRY: Poland


Avner Katz, Rakefet Zohar

Greek Mythology for Kids [(Mitologya Yevanit l’yeladim) מיתולוגיה יוונית לילדים]

This book is an illustrated collected edition of former individual four books previously published separately: Great Stories from the Olympus (1999); Pandora’s Box (1996); Hercules and Other Heroes (1997) and Famous Lovers (1998). The book offers various stories from the Greek mythology about gods and heroes in an accessible language for children. The stories included in this volume are:Great Stories from the OlympusWhen the World Was CreatedThe Love Goddesses' ShellThe Revenge of the (...)

literary

YEAR: 2007

COUNTRY: Israel


Deirdre Barry, Richard Morss

I’m a Monster (Series, 52 Episodes)

2D animation series for children of pre-school age (4-8 years), about monsters from various parts of the world. In each episode of the series (duration: 2 minutes) we meet another character who presents himself to the audience (with the voice of an actor) and tells some fun facts about himself.* Most of presented characters are well-known – they come from mythology of different cultures, from literature, movies etc. The material is rich, colorful and original. In twelve episodes of th(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Ireland


Wojciech Rzehak, Jacek Siudak

Mythology. Beliefs of the Greeks and Romans [Mitologia. Wierzenia Greków i Rzymian]

A previous version of the entry was published in: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. The mythology includes myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The book is formally divided into two parts: 1) Greek myths an(...)

literary

YEAR: 2004

COUNTRY: Poland


Coffee Powered Machine

Okhlos

Okhlos' protagonist is an unnamed philosopher, enraged with the gods' indifference towards mortals and their well-being. The breaking point comes with the destruction of the School of Athens (obviously based on Raphael’s famous frescoes) - one of the Olympians crashes it with his foot, leaving almost no survivors. The only one left alive, the philosopher, says "enough!" and mobilizes the Athenians to overthrow Olympus' cruel regime and start a new life with freedom th(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Argentina


Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson & The Olympians (Series, Book 2): The Sea of Monsters

This second book in the Percy Jackson series opens with Percy experiencing a recurring dream about his friend Grover, who is perceived to be in danger. Percy notes that he hasn’t seen Grover since the previous summer’s events; Grover having gone on a quest to locate the missing god Pan. Percy recalls an uneventful year, which he is about to complete without being excluded from school. In the absence of Grover he has also made a new friend, Tyson, a physically strong, but emotion(...)

literary

COUNTRY: United States of America


Jendela Tryst

Rupture (Origin of Love, 3)

The final installment of the Origin of Love trilogy brings the story to its fitting end. Psyche needs to face new challenges after trying to discover the identity of her husband and chasing him away. She, as well as Cupid, need to fight for their love and resolve their own trust issues. Psyche needs to confront Aphrodite who is angry about her son’s actions and prove she is worthy of Cupid and the gods.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Stanisław Stabryła

School Dictionary. Greek and Roman Mythology [Słownik szkolny. Mitologia grecka i rzymska]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.,Online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. In this dictionary, alphabetically ordered entries take school children on a journey through Greek and Roman mythology. Accessibly written descriptions, mainly of gods and(...)

literary

YEAR: 1994

COUNTRY: Poland


Jendela Tryst

Scorched (Origin of Love, 2)

In the second installment of the trilogy, Psyche wanders in Eros’ magical palace and her relationship with Eros deepens, until her curiosity results in tragic consequences. Psyche is frightened yet intrigues by her new fantastic surroundings. She tries to discover where she is and more importantly, who is she married to. As she falls more in love with her husband, so does her curiosity deepen to know who he really is.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Stanisław Stabryła

Small Lexicon of Greek and Roman Mythology [Mały leksykon mitologii greckiej i rzymskiej]

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp.,Online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue. This lexicon includes over 1,000 entries ranging from proper names and characters to beasts and myths from Greek and Roman mythology. Stabryła touches upon famous legends (...)

literary

YEAR: 2006

COUNTRY: Poland


Ofra Deshe-Dalman

Stories From the Greek Mythology [(Sipurei Mitologia Yevanit) סיפורי מיתולוגיה יוונית]

The book contains many stories from Greek mythology in somewhat chronological order: from the origin of the world to the titans and the Olympian gods, and then we have the creation of men and then various stories of specific individuals, like King Midas, Hercules, Perseus etc. So there is quite a large variety of stories in the book. The stories included in this book are:The Creation of the WorldThe First GodsThe War of the Gods against the TitansOlympus- Residence of the GodsApollo an(...)

literary

YEAR: 1993

COUNTRY: Israel


Jendela Tryst

Struck (Origin of Love, 1)

This book is the first in a trilogy unveiling the love story between Cupid and Psyche. In her trilogy, the author uses the mythological love-story as her basis, but adapts it for a modern teenage audience. Her Eros, and especially Psyche, are not cardboard characters, but have complex relations with one another and with their surroundings, especially their families. The Olympian gods may be mighty, but they also share very human feelings and concerns. In this book we meet Psyche and learn of her(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Shlomo Abbas, Danny Kerman

The Best of Mythology Tales for Children [מיטב סיפורי המיתולוגיה לילדים (Meitav Sipurei Hamitologia l’Yeladim)]

This book is a collection of several stories from Greek Mythology, including illustrations. The stories are specially adapted to young children. This volume is a part of the "exemplary literature" (“sifrut mofet”) series, which aims to reveal, to the young Israeli reader, various stories from the pinnacle of local and world literature. This series also aims to encourage reading in children from the third to the fifth class. Thus the stories are specifically adapted a(...)

literary

YEAR: 1997

COUNTRY: Israel


Nira Harel, Lidia Rivlin

The Flying Wondrous Horse: Stories From the Greek Mythology [(Sus haPele HaMeufef: sipurim meamitologia hayevanit) סוס הפלא המעופף: סיפורים מהמיתולוג ה היוונית]

The book offers a selection of stories with pictures which present the rich world of the classical Greek mythology to young Israeli readers, in a clear and simple language. The book opens with a short introduction of Greek mythology. It also contains a glossary for the different characters at the end. The stories which appear in this book are:What is Mythology? The Pomegranate SeedThe Fire ThiefMidas' Golden TouchThe King has Donkey EarsThe Narcissus FlowerThe Amazing Winged HorseT(...)

literary

YEAR: 1983

COUNTRY: Israel


June Epstein , Marjorie Howden

The Nine Muses: Five Plays for Ages 11 to 13

“The Nine Muses” (pp. 80–91) gives the title to the collection but it is the only play in the collection with a classical theme.A playscript about Ancient Greece that brings classical composers to Mount Olympus for child performers and audiences. The work includes plans for stage setting, notes on costume and props and a list of classical music to be performed during the performance. “Suggestions for original work” at the end of the play include dramatisations of on(...)

literary

YEAR: 1951

COUNTRY: Australia


Doris Orgel

The Princess and the God

The novel unfolds the love story of Psyche and Cupid. The story is mainly narrated from Psyche’s point of view, with her being the main narrator. However, we also read about the actions of Cupid and the other gods from the all-knowing narrator (parts that Psyche did not know about and therefore could not narrate in her own voice). This is a retelling of Apuleius’ tale from his Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass).(...)

literary

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: United States of America