Greek Myths and Mazes by Jan Bajtlik – Book Review
Greek Myths and Mazes
Author – Jan Bajtlik
Publisher – Walker Studio
Pages – 80
Released – 1st October 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1406387971
Format – hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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In the vein of the best-selling Maps, this brilliant oversize maze book invites readers to get lost among the twists and turns of beloved Greek myths.
Discover the legendary labyrinths and mythologized mazes of ancient Greece in a beautifully designed book of paths and stories. Each turn of a page lands the reader in a new and exciting Greek classic through which to chart a path, learning along the way.
From the twelve labors of Heracles to the labyrinth of the Minotaur, from the trials of Odysseus to the Colossus of Rhodes, illustrations present ancient stories as new and puzzling quests to complete. Packed with intricate details and plenty of information about the history and mythology of ancient Greece, this tome will astound explorers and inquisitive minds of all ages.
Greek Myths and Mazes is a big, hardcover book measuring approximately 37cm x 27.5cm. It is filled to the brim with information on Greek Mythology and fabulous mazes to be completed.
The book begins with an introduction on how to use it. You must find the right route through the mazes. On your journey discover myths and the world of the Ancient Greeks. Look at the illustrations and read the captions. At the back of the book is a glossary with explanatory notes which will give you more details about the Ancient Greeks – Each has a corresponding page next to it so it is easy to find.
Whilst the book is filled with lots of relevant information about the Ancient Greeks, the writing on the mazes is very small and with it being such a large book sometimes the writing was at the top of the page so you had to lean right over the maze to read it. Plus the way that the book is bound the maze goes over two pages so sometimes it was difficult to see if the path of the maze carried on or not as it went into the binding.
For those that love learning about the Greek or maybe for those children at school who are currently learning about them and want a fun way to learn, this book will be interesting and intriguing as they get to learn and have fun at the same time.
Book Reviewer – Stacey
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About the Author
Jan Bajtlik is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator currently working for Hermès Paris designing scarves, textiles, ceramics, wallpaper, typography, and window displays. He is the author of Our Car, written by J. M. Brum, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. Jan Bajtlik lives in Warsaw, Poland.