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.