Myth and Legend
September 08, 2011
Hello, Dear Readers! ‘Tis September, when the kids are settling into the routine of school and assignments and homework: math, science, reading and history. My display table this month features mythology, a subject I’ve always wanted to learn more about, and which I felt might catch the interest of both children and adults. Among the titles featured are The Usborne Book of Myths and Legends, Mythology of the World (by Neil Philip), and Myths & Legends: an Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings (by Philip Wilkinson).
Many other titles are included in the display, but the above are some of my personal favorites, not because they tell the myths better than the other books, but because they feature lovely illustrations and photos of artwork that help explain the stories. For me, it helps to have a visual aid on hand when learning anything, and the brilliantly hued, detailed images in these books make the subject matter instantly more appealing. I hope you will check out some of these books from your local MCPL branch.
Lone Jack Branch