Artemis

Virginia Loh-Hagan

Book - 2017

"Artemis in the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient World series explores the fascinating drama, love stories, and destruction in the myths surrounding the goddess of the moon and forest. Book includes history, myths, and a family tree. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers'...; interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension."--

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Series
Loh-Hagan, Virginia. Gods & goddesses of the ancient world.
Subjects
Published
Ann Arbor : Cherry Lake Publishing [2017]
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : colored illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781634721363
1634721365
9781634722681
163472268X
Main Author
Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)
  • Happy and single
  • The huntress
  • Hit and don't miss
  • Aim and shoot
  • Moon goddess.
Review by Booklist Reviews

The Greek goddess of the hunt, moon, and nature is the subject of this volume in the Gods & Goddesses of the Ancient World series. Unlike the majority of Greek deities, who were frequently driven by love, lust, or jealousy, Artemis devoted herself to purity—though Loh-Hagan provides many examples of the divine archer's vengeful streak. Readers are introduced to the function myths played in ancient cultures before encountering snippets of Artemis' exploits and powers. Color illustrations show a few representations of the goddess, but others fail to illuminate the text. Additional information can be gleaned from text boxes on Artemis' family tree, modern-day archer Ki Bo Bae, and lunar phases. Despite jarringly short sentences, this can be used for struggling readers or as a springboard for more comprehensive reading. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—Short, simple sentences provide reluctant readers access to their favorite characters from Greek mythology. More than just retellings, these volumes introduce the complex motives behind the gods' and goddesses' actions (jealousy, revenge, vanity, etc.) and make real-world connections (for instance, a sidebar on famous archer Ki Bo-Bae in Artemis). Early on, "Family Tree" sidebars establish relations among the featured figures, a useful element to ground unfamiliar readers. Stock photographs of people and ancient sculptures, cities, and landmarks are paired with illustrations and generally reflect the text well. VERDICT In-text cross-curricular connections offer a fresh approach to ancient characters and story arcs. Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Written with high interest appeal for a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along, this series explores the fascinating stories of drama, love and destruction found in Greek mythology, and includes fascinating information and wild facts that will capture readers' interest. Simultaneous and eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Artemis in the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient World series explores the fascinating drama, love stories, and destruction in the myths surrounding the goddess of the moon and forest. Book includes history, myths, and a family tree. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"Artemis in the Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient World series explores the fascinating drama, love stories, and destruction in the myths surrounding the goddess of the moon and forest. Book includes history, myths, and a family tree. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension."-- Provided by publisher.