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Tuesday 21 January 2020

Review: Myths and Legends of the World

Bold reader: open your mystical map and get ready.

Welcome to the world of myths and legends.

Myths and Legends of the World is a wonderful and powerful book filled with stories of old from across the world. 

Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Americas and the Arctic — there are myth stories included from them all. 

Like the story of the creation of the world from Africa, the legend of Maui and the tale of the rainbow serpent from Oceania, the story of Ganesh from Asia and the story of Niekija and the northern lights from the Arctic.

A lot of research has gone into this book to gather these stories and retell them. Of course, there are multiple variations of all these legends from different regions, but Alli Brydon has done a fantastic job in retelling the core elements of each.

Each legend is also accompanied by brilliant illustrations by Julia Iredale. Stunning colours engage the eye, and Iredale’s print-like style is awe-inspiring. 

This is a beautiful book for curious minds. It’s a lovely introduction to legend stories from across the globe and is sure to get the kids googling to find out more. 

A beautiful addition to your non-fiction library.

Title: Myths and Legends of the World
Author: Alli Brydon
Illustrator: Julia Iredale
Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, $29.99
Publication Date: 8 November 2019
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781788683074
For ages: 9 -12
Type: Non Fiction