let's go, pegasus!

Summary:
The king chose Danae, Perseus' mother, to be his new wife. To eliminate any threat of the marriage, the king challenged Perseus' bravery and sent him to slay Medusa and bring back her head.
Educational Themes:
The prima facie lesson is Greek mythology, but like all mythology there are other elements of study: culture, personal relationships, early religion.
Reading Level:
2.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 4½-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. Kids love adventure stories, and this is a classic. How many readings you'll do, will vary; it could have a short shelf life if the kids are looking for more sophisticated tales.
Little Kid Reaction:
Our kindergartner didn't seem to grasp the reason for the journey, but was most interested in Perseus' effort and freeing all of the objects turned to stone.
Big Kid Reaction:
Since we had just recently seen a show on Discovery Kids that included a scene that introduced Medusa, we had a basis of comparison for expanding that lesson. The story is one we all remember from school ... just told better.
Pros:

This is a very familiar myth told in a way that is neither gruesome nor over-bearing. It's a nice way to introduce Greek mythology for later, more sophisticated study.

Cons:

None.


Title Let's Go, Pegasus!
Author Jean Marzollo, Retold By
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2006
Illustrators Jean Marzollo
ISBN 0316741361
Material Hard Cover
Cost $12.99
Genres Animal Characters, Picture Book, Fables And Folklore, Mythology
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