Atlantis: The Legend of the Lost City

Atlantis The Legend of the Lost City A magnificently illustrated retelling of the story of Atlantis one of the world s most haunting and fascinating myths Floating on the emerald sea is a small rocky island belonging to the mighty sea go

  • Title: Atlantis: The Legend of the Lost City
  • Author: Christina Balit
  • ISBN: 9780805063349
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A magnificently illustrated retelling of the story of Atlantis one of the world s most haunting and fascinating myths.Floating on the emerald sea is a small rocky island belonging to the mighty sea god Poseidon Few visit its shores until Poseidon marries a beautiful woman named Cleito and transforms the island into a rich and fertile paradise, where all things flourish.A magnificently illustrated retelling of the story of Atlantis one of the world s most haunting and fascinating myths.Floating on the emerald sea is a small rocky island belonging to the mighty sea god Poseidon Few visit its shores until Poseidon marries a beautiful woman named Cleito and transforms the island into a rich and fertile paradise, where all things flourish A magnificent city arises Poseidon names his perfect island Atlantis Atlantis prospers and its people live in peace, but as the years pass, Poseidon s descendants start to act less like gods and like men When the people incur the wrath of their god, a terrible curse is carried out and the entire island sinks forever beneath the waves.This retelling of the history of fabled Atlantis is based on Plato s Timaeus and Critias It features a note by internationally known historian Geoffrey Ashe, who has written extensively in the area of mythology.

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    1. I’m giving this book 5 stars because it’s illustrations are wide and gorgeous, the story itself is easy to follow, understand and retain and most importantly it’s totally suitable for kids & a great for us grown ups. 💕

    2. Title: Atlantis: The Legend of a Lost CityAuthor: Christina BalitGenre: MythTheme(s): Selflessness/Greek MythologyOpening line/sentence: “First there was chaos”Brief Book Summary: Poseidon, God of the Seas, was curious about how the people on a poor island were such happy people. As he watched the people on the island, he eventually fell in love with a woman who lived there. When they got married, he created a wealthy island and had five sets of twin sons. He made them all a section of the i [...]

    3. Title (italicize): Atlantis:The Legend of a Lost City Author: Christina BalitIllustrator (if separate from author): Genre: MythTheme(s): Greek gods, myth, waterOpening line/sentence (type directly from text): “First there was Chaos”Brief Book Summary (2-3 sentences in your own words): This book tells the story of Atlantis. It shows how it came to be, when it was good and civilized, and how/why it got destroyed. Professional Recommendation/Review #1 (cut & paste): Ilene Cooper (Booklist, [...]

    4. Title: Atlantis: The Legend of the Lost CityAuthor: Christina BalitIllustrator: Genre: LegendTheme(s): gods, mythical creaturesOpening line/sentence: First there was chaos.Brief Book Summary: This book is about the once prosperous legendary city of Atlantis that was created by the gods. Atlantis was once peaceful and thriving and everyone followed the laws and were kind to one another, since there would be a curse on them if they were not. After many years of fighting, quarreling, and disobeying [...]

    5. This book is a traditional literature book about the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. Poseidon, the god of the seas, marries a beautiful woman named Cleito and transforms the island that she came from into Atlantis. It becomes a beautiful paradise and a thriving city. Poseidon divides the island up into ten parts for each of his sons to rule over. Poseidon leaves the city and goes to the bottom of the ocean to sleep. Slowly, the people of Atlantis change from being god-like to sinful humans. [...]

    6. This was yet another myth that has been added to my favorites. I love to read about myths from different cultures and I have always been fascinated about the lost city of Atlantis. This book was amazing and would be enjoyed by children of all ages. There are so many books out there and movies as well that discuss this legend. The illustrations in this book were amazing. The illustrator painted Atlantis to look like everything I ever dreamed it to be. This book also helped you to get your imagina [...]

    7. Richly illustrated in bright colors and gold leaf, this retelling of the myth of Atlantis is stunning and reads beautifully. We learn how Poseidon created Atlantis as a tribute to his mortal wife, Cleito, and gave it to his sons to rule over. Its citizens lived in peace and harmony, thankful for the many natural wonders Poseidon provided for them. But over time, the people began to bicker and become ambitious and greedy. Zeus, displeased, demanded Poseidon punish them, and so the entire island w [...]

    8. This tells the story of Poseidon falling in love with Cleito and building the city of Atlantis. My children were mesmerized! The story is truly magical, and the illustrations are beautiful! This IS the book to read FIRST to hook children, before reading them the dry textbooks about Atlantis. Our brains really are wired to remember stories, not strings of facts, and this one is perfectly done. I didn't realize the Atlantic Ocean was named after Atlantis in this story. We used this book learning a [...]

    9. cleito gave birth to five pairs of twins?! yowza!I loved the art. if I were a child, I would've loved to sit and look at these pictures for so long. I'd probably eat cereal and scrutinise every detail.

    10. This book is about a very well known myth! It is about a very beautiful kingdom that didn't follow one of the rules and was punished severely for it! It is such a great and fun to read book with great illustration!

    11. It was pretty cool about the canals in the castle. The pictures were quite creative, most were drawn using dots.

    12. A delightful re-telling of the Atlantis myth with a nice historical afterward at the end of the book. Story is well told and the illustration is artful.

    13. This is a great retelling of the Atlantis legend. The text is a bit lengthy, but it is beautifully illustrated and the story flows well.

    14. I liked this book. I really liked learning about the Gods. I didn't know that Poseidon made Atlantis go under the water. I found that very interesting!

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