cover image Illustrated Book of Myths

Illustrated Book of Myths

Neil Philip. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $19.99 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-0202-8

Philip has sifted through myths from numerous cultures-Inuit, Aborigine, Native American, Greek, Norse, African and Celtic, among others-skillfully winnowing them down to a representative selection arranged around such topics as ""Fertility and Cultivation,"" ""Creation"" and ""Visions of the End."" Thoroughly researched, diverse and richly retold, it's a first-rate collection, showcased with DK's signature design style, featuring an attractive blend of photographs and full-color illustrations. A ""Who's Who in Mythology"" and an index make this a one-stop volume for those desiring an overview of world mythology. Ages 8-up. (Sept.)