This is a wonderful introduction to the colorful world of Greek Myth. Even though it was published back in 1962, it's lost none of its charm. The D'Aulaire's know how to tell a story and their whimsical illustrations are the perfect augmentations. I especially love the subtle details in the drawings: Ares, God of War, has the crankiest face one could imagine, while his spikey-haired henchman, Eris,lurks beyond him. And who can't but feel a pang of sympathy for poor Arachne, domed to be a sad little face on a spidery black dust-bunny of a body?