World Myths and Legends: 25 Projects You Can Build Yourself

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
Nomad Press (VT)
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
7.9 X 9.9 X 0.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781934670439

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About the Author

Kathy Ceceri is About.com's Homeschooling Expert and a fan of art mixed with science. Her books include Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future, named Best of the Best by the Chicago Public Library, and Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families. She lives in Upstate New York. Shawn Braley is an award-winning illustrator. He attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. He specializes in cartoon and editorial illustration. Braley is also a world traveler, musician, cat owner, and comic art collector.

Reviews

Calliope Magazine
"...Another in the well-done "Build It Yourself" Series. Sidebars, eye-catching illustrations, and explanatory text accompany the hands-on activities that will take you on a world-wide adventure you won't forget."

Wired Magazine
"World Myths and Legends can quickly become a favorite due to it being about some of the most exciting and fantastical stories in existence. I've had this book for several weeks and we're not even 25% into completing the crafts. . . I haven't seen my nine year old excited about a book like this for a while."

Charlotte Library
"Although this book might sound like a fairly ordinary craft book, it is much more--it is also an excellent introduction to the cultures and myths of a diverse selection of peoples, and one I highly recommend to home-schoolers in particular. . . The projects themselves are extremely varied, and go beyond simple craft-ness. For instance, one activity for the Greek section is to use Euclidian geometry to make an equilateral triangle--fun with compasses! The point is that these are rather cool projects, such as I have never seen elsewhere."

William Hansen, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies & Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
"Sophisticated and fun."

Robert A. Segal, Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen, author of Myth: A Very Short Introduction.
"This book is a terrific introduction for children to the subject of myths and legends. I cannot imagine a work that would more readily win the interest of children in the subject."