Review by: James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review - October 14, 2011
Greek Mythology for Teens includes not only summaries of classic fables, but also means for students to become engaged with the material: brief read-aloud sketches acting out the myths, activities, discussion questions, exercises, and more. Black-and-white illustrations enhance this excellent and highly recommended learning tool.
Review by: Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal - November 14, 2011
This follow-up to the author's Mythology for Teens (Prufrock, 2009) takes a unique approach to introducing ancient tales. Ranging from "Orpheus and Eurydice" to "Dedalus and Icarus" to "The Golden Touch," various myths are presented in the form of reader's theater—crisply scripted and ready to act out in the classroom . . . In addition, a wealth of background information provides additional insights into the characters and ideas, highlights examples of Greek history and culture, and makes connections to other works of art as well as modern-day perceptions . . . The scripts present adequate retellings of the myths, souped up with touches of contemporary language and eye-rolling humor just right for a teen audience. All in all, a great way to bring these stories to life.
Review by: Courtney Krieger, Voice of Youth Advocates - November 28, 2011
Whether educators are teaching mythology for the first time, or they are seasoned veterans, this text provides innovative ways to engage students so that they take a proactive approach to the learning process rather than rely solely on teachers' dissemination of knowledge.