A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology

The Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

 Heather Alexander

Illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

Includes a Gods and Goddesses Family Tree Poster, Stickers, and Temporary Tattoos!

The newest book in Black Dog’s best-selling, award-winning series explores the fascinating world of Greek mythology, including all the classic tales, from the myth of Narcissus to Odysseus versus the Cyclopes.

Packed with action, adventure, tragedy, and triumph, A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology acquaints kids ages 9–12 with all the fantastic and memorable classic Greek myths. The book is organized into two main parts. The first section introduces the gods and goddesses, from Apollo to Hades, as well as nymphs, satyrs, centaurs, and the mortal descendents of Zeus, such as Hercules, Midas, Achilles, and Atlanta. Part two is dedicated to the myths themselves: Pandora’s Box, Prometheus’ Discovery of Fire, the Trojan Horse, Persephone and the Underworld, Jason and the Argonauts, and many more. Sidebars feature word definitions and fun facts, as well as games and projects kids can do with parents or on their own. As with all of the other books in the Child’s Introduction series, Meredith Hamilton’s witty and charming illustrations add yet another dimension to the excellent and absorbing text.

Click here to preview the Greek Mythology Family Tree poster!


Heather Alexander has written several books for children and young adults, including the previous book in this series, A Child’s Introduction to the World, as well as books in the Hannah Montana series and the Wizards of Waverly Place series. She served as vice president and editorial director at Parachute Press, where she edited four young-adult series (including the Goosebumps and Mary-Kate & Ashley series), three middle-grade series, and several nonfiction titles. She lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Meredith Hamilton is a former art director at Newsweek and Time and the illustrator of all of the books in Black Dog’s Child’s Introduction series. She lives in New York City.

Available now from -

Barnes & Noble