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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Winner of the Newbery Medal, Cynthia Rylant has also received the Caldecott Award and numerous other honors. In The Beautiful Stories of Life, Rylant vividly retells the Greek myths of Pandora, Pygmalion, Narcissus, Persephone, Orpheus, and Psyche. Exploring classic themes of love, destruction, vanity, and redemption, these tales will introduce young listeners to the exciting world of Greek mythology. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 2/20/2014

    " Gavin's taking Mythology.....so, I figured I could brush up on a little of the stories myself! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget Fleagle | 2/19/2014

    " I listened to the short audio book with this one. Without the experience in Greek mythology to pick this retelling apart, I enjoyed listening to these stories in the way they were presented in this book. It definitely sparked further interest into the mythological world. The narrator was easy on the ears and it's something my 3rd grader could enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lasporer | 1/14/2014

    " Wonderful for reading aloud to a class undertaking the study of this genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 1/13/2014

    " I do love me some good Greek mythology, even if it is a 15 min read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katsok | 1/9/2014

    " Rylant does a nice job retelling some classic Greek myths. I think my students will enjoy this addition to our mytholgy books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen Jackson | 11/28/2013

    " Interesting recap of several Greek myths. We listened to it in the car. The kids were transfixed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria Whipple | 11/25/2013

    " Beautiful retellings of six Greek myths. Familiar stories, but a pleasure to read over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/3/2013

    " I do not have a lot of familiarity with Greek mythology beyond the Disney version of Hercules. :) I found these to be beautifully written, moving stories with nice moral lessons about life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 8/19/2013

    " Simplified versions of 6 ancient myths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna | 7/1/2013

    " Beautifully and simply told. A delightful quick read and nice review of those classic tales on a PG scale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Meyer | 4/24/2013

    " Pandora, Orpheus, etc... Love the storytelling here. Humorous, clever, interesting. For folks who need to brush up on their Greek myths, this is a painless way to do it... and fun for children. We listened to the audio version and really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 4/23/2013

    " Some of my favorite Greek myths are re told and I really like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline Barron | 2/13/2013

    " Simply written beautifully illustrated. A gentle, child-friendly reminder how much of life and its lessons can be told and learned thought stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/21/2012

    " Nice stories, pretty pictures (but I wish they'd been in color) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 9/16/2012

    " A simple but elegant retelling of six Greek Myths. Simple enough for kids but with enough commentary on life to be interesting for adults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 8/19/2012

    " Love Rylant's retellings of Pandora, Persephone, Psyche, and more, but the illustrations make this book look old, like 70's old. Browsers might pass this one by, which is a shame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 'jean | 7/13/2012

    " I loved her version of the tales. My 6yo advanced reader picked this up and enjoyed it. I actually think it is best appreciated by children older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 5/4/2012

    " MH read this and put it in my bag to return to work. I read it during my break and liked it very much, especially the last myth about Psyche and Cupid. Love is the most beautiful story of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 6/28/2011

    " Interesting recap of several Greek myths. We listened to it in the car. The kids were transfixed.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisa | 5/9/2011

    " It was fun to hear a few of the classic Greek Myths. They are retold in an excellent way for youth to understand.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 4/15/2011

    " Pandora, Orpheus, etc... Love the storytelling here. Humorous, clever, interesting. For folks who need to brush up on their Greek myths, this is a painless way to do it... and fun for children. We listened to the audio version and really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/10/2011

    " Some of my favorite Greek myths are re told and I really like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katsok | 4/25/2010

    " Rylant does a nice job retelling some classic Greek myths. I think my students will enjoy this addition to our mytholgy books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 2/14/2010

    " I do love me some good Greek mythology, even if it is a 15 min read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 11/22/2009

    " A simple but elegant retelling of six Greek Myths. Simple enough for kids but with enough commentary on life to be interesting for adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 10/21/2009

    " Simplified versions of 6 ancient myths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 9/30/2009

    " Beautiful retellings of six Greek myths. Familiar stories, but a pleasure to read over and over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susie | 9/10/2009

    " As a classical mythology fan, I found this collection to be disappointing. The book is beautifully designed and illustrated, but Rylant’s storytelling is poor and stilted (and these are wonderful stories!). I’ll stick with d’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths! "

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