cover image Roman Myths

Roman Myths

Geraldine McCaughrean. Margaret K. McElderry Books, $21 (96pp) ISBN 978-0-689-83822-4

From the collaborators behind Greek Myths and Greek Gods and Goddesses, Roman Myths retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark, offers 15 stories including ""Dreams of Destiny: Aeneas sets out to found an empire"" and ""Burning the Books: The Sibyl and her prophecies."" Many prominent gods and goddesses (e.g, Jupiter, Venus and Diana, the goddess of hunting) and some lesser known are featured throughout. Watercolor illustrations play up the drama in each, and an icon appears as a motif that unifies each tale. (July)