Kid’s Book Review: Greek Heroes

Kid’s Book Review: Greek Heroes

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

This picture book-sized non-fiction book is a fantastic introduction to Greek myths and legends. The author and illustrator Marcia Williams is second to none when it comes to making classic tales accessible to children. She has illustrated the work of Dickens and Shakespeare as well as create books about Tudors and Romans. We can vouch from personal experience that her workshops in schools really bring those amazing historical stories and history to life for children.

In this book readers get to travel back in time with goat-footed Pan to explore the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. Meet the mighty gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and some of the worlds best-loved heroes and heroines. In this book you’ll find the stories of Perseus, slayer of Medusa the gorgon; tragic lovers Orpheus and Eurydice; daring Heracles who fearlessly completed twelve Labours and many more.

Marcia Williams is a highly successful, prize-winning author and illustrator who has published over thirty books in her distinctive, entertaining and accessible comic-strip style. Her many awards include UKLA Children’s Book Award and The English 4-11 Picture Book Award. Her books are extremely popular in schools for their humorous and approachable way of introducing the classics to a young age group. To find out more about Marcia please visit the Walker Books website.




Book Review

I like that it is a comic style book because I love comic books

This is the first time I read a book about the Greek heroes and gods. I found their names very different and a little bit hard to say.

I like that it is a comic style book because I love comic books.

The pictures help me to understand what is happening. There were lots of strange creatures and I could see what they looked like from the pictures.

The page in the beginning showing who are all the characters was very good too because there are so many different people.

The most interesting story for me was the one about Psyche.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Sulaymān
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: Bike-riding and drawing
  • Dislikes: Singing and swimming
  • Favourite Book: Dinosaurs (fact book)
  • Favourite Song: Tala'a Al Badru Alayna (Arabic song)