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Athena Reviews

Athena by Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator), Imogen Greenberg

Athena: The Story of a Goddess

Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator), Imogen Greenberg

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 9 Aug 2018
ISBN: 9781408892497
4 stars out of 5

"towering mythology"

Both beautiful and irreverent, this mixture of text and comic strip details the goddess’s birth from her father’s head, “dressed in shining armour, ready to do battle in the world”
 

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4 stars out of 5
1 Aug 2018

" hopefully Isabel and Imogen Greenberg’s attractive and inspiring illustration of Athena’s story is one of the first of many for children"

Rediscovering the powerful goddesses and heroines of mythology is an intensely empowering experience for children, and especially girls, who may not have come across powerful female deities elsewhere. Of course, many cultures did and do still revere goddesses as well as gods, so hopefully Isabel and Imogen Greenberg’s attractive and inspiring illustration of Athena’s story is one of the first of many for children... The large format illustration is brilliant, stylish and informative, and perfect for children that have enjoyed any of the recent books about great women from history, or those who might be looking for something to move onto after Lucy Coats’ Beasts of Olympus series.