Cari Meister has written more than a hundred books for children, including the "Tiny" series (Penguin) and the "Meet the Monsters" series (Stone Arch Books). She has received many awards for her books. Most recently, "Airplane Adventure" (Stone Arch Books), was named to "Parents" magazine Best Books for 2010. Cari has been fascinated by the night sky ever since she can remember. Her love of space and stars led her to Space Camp when she was growing up. Today, Cari lives in the mountains of Colorado, with her husband, four boys, two horses and one dog. Nadine Takvorian grew up in the Bay Area and currently resides in Berkeley, CA. She graduated from the California College of Arts where she received her BFA in illustration with Distinction. In addition to illustrating, Nadine has been an art director in children's book publishing and an art assistant in the art department of Industrial Light & Magic.
Gr 2-4-These picture-book retellings are useful for libraries lacking material on Greek myths. The most popular tales of heroes and gods are included, as are stories about the Trojan War. Each book is heavily illustrated, with the text captured in neat boxes. While some of the titles, such as Pandora's Vase, add dialogue or character motivations that make the stories feel stilted or even silly, Odysseus and the Cyclops and Wooden Horse of Troy work particularly well. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.