Edwards, Roberta Where is the Parthenon? Grosset and Dunlap( Penguin), 2016. $5.99 NON-FICTION
This book provides a simply explained historical backdrop for
the building of the Parthenon. It describes the building and design. It delves
into the mythology surrounding its statuary and use as a temple. It includes
many interesting facts and mysteries. Readers also discover what the Parthenon
has been through since its original construction.
I have a love hate relationship with this series. On one hand
they are loved and manageable reads for all elementary readers, but on the
other hand they only feature black and white illustrations. That drives me
nuts, I want to see stellar photography!! I honestly don’t see myself adding
this to my shelf where it would be lost in the DK books about Greek history. But
I can see giving it as a gift or incentive to students.
EL(K-3), EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.