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Three Books of Mythology for Kids

Really only two of them are mythology, and one has some cool mythos on Buddhism, but it a serious book to help younger generations learn to allow more peace and calm into their lives.

Goddess Power – 10 Empowering Tales of Legendary Women

goddess powerFirst up, I have Goddess Power by Ying In Chae. I’ve had a love for mythology since I was old enough to understand words. Imagine my surprise when a publisher who sends me cool books to review had not one but TWO books on mythology! This is the first of the two I got in the mail. I’ll be telling you all about the other one in a moment.

Goddess Power is a book stuffed with ten stories about Goddesses. It’s a great primer for any child interested in mythology, and it’s an excellent book filled with girl power (hence the book’s title). Myths are a way ancient people found to explain how things happened – from how the Earth was “born” to how people, plants, and animals came into existence.

Within the pages of this book, you will find stories about Gaia, Rhea, Hera, Artemis, The Fates, Demeter, Athena, The Muses, Aphrodite, and Circe. It’s, again, a great beginner’s guide into mythology, but it is not the full text on each of these goddesses’ histories.

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt – Egyptian Mythology for Kids

Let me start by saying that mythological stories are sometimes told differently from story ancient egyptto story (take a moment to look of the “history” or Robin Hood, a perfect example of how myths have more than one origin story). This book has some stuff that is far different from what I’ve learned about Egyptian mythology over the past 30+ years. That doesn’t make what this book tells wrong – it’s just another version of a history of man.

A comprehensive book of the mythos of Ancient Egypt would require far more pages than Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt has, so the book ties stories of some of the more minor gods and goddesses (though I would call Maat minor) into the other stories, or throws them in between chapters (almost as an afterthought).

Much like the Goddess Power book, I think this is a great text for beginners and young children, but not so much if you’re knowledgeable already in the history of deities of Egypt.

Buddhism for Kids – 40 Activities, Meditations, and Stories for Everyday Calm, Happiness, and Awareness

519Z5DAddbL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Buddhism for Kids by Emily Griffith Burke is more than a book of mythology. I like the stories it includes, like Aesop’s Fables, each teaching some sort of moral.

So, a brief look into the book, in my words: There are adapted stories on Buddhism, like The Brave Buddha Bird, along with lessons for kids to do. The lessons include things like meditations and other “projects.” What’s great about it all is that the book is friendly to parents – You can do these side-projects with or without the kids and benefit from them.

You and your child will learn to be more aware of the world around you, find joy in peacefulness, and how to use creativity to do both!

 

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Vote For Me (Please)!

Squeeee!!! So, I’m a finalist in this writing contest for Writer’s Digest. Follow the link below, follow their instructions, and vote for the entry “I.” This is what it reads, so you make sure you vote for the right one – “Viv was the first in her coven to master the spoon trick but wasn’t sure how to wiggle her nose to cast the removal spell.”

It’s free to vote, and you’d be doing me a HUGE favor! Thanks in advance. Also, feel free to share and get your friends to vote for me as well ❤

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Your faithful book reviewer,
Yvonne Glasgow

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Here is my interview with Yvonne Glasgow

Just a little something to break up the book reviews. Enjoy!

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Hi Fiona. My name is Yvonne Glasgow, formerly Stegall (you can find my out-of-print works under both my maiden name and my former married name). Sometimes I am Yvonne Wicks, but I didn’t officially take my new husband’s last name. I am 44 going on 35 (I believe that the reason I don’t look my age is that I don’t act my age).

Fiona: Where are you from?

Yvonne: I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and that’s where I live now. I wasn’t raised here, but that time in between no longer matters to me. While my address is Grand Rapids, I actually live where our city water and sewage is paid to Wyoming, and our post office serves Kentwood…

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The Last Feast by Zeb Haradon

51Fv1ufEWOLI was intrigued by the description of this book –

“Jim, the only human still alive in the universe, lives his life on a small escape pod orbiting a black hole, where he survives by replicating himself and eating his clones. Before eating one of his duplicates, he entertains his meal by recounting the story of how he got here and how he managed to survive.”

That was all I needed to read before agreeing to give this book a review – which was sent to me for free by the author for an honest review. Honestly, I enjoyed the book – even when it was grossing me out.

This book has some twisted themes, so it’s not for the faint-of-heart. However, the disturbing things aren’t throughout the entire book so you can rest assured that you won’t spend the entire time on the verge of nausea.

I like that we get taken on a storied journey about how Jim ends up being the only human still alive. It gives the story its bones. It makes it an interesting read that keeps you flipping from page-to-page, not wanting to put the book down.

 

I definitely recommend The Last Feast to anyone that likes science fiction tales.