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Title:
Gods and goddesses : by Wendy Mass.
Author:
Mass, Wendy, 1967-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the origins and nature of Egyptian, Hindu, Celtic, Greek, Roman, Viking, and Aztec gods and goddesses as revealed in the mythologies of these cultures.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.8 5.0 57517.
ISBN:
9781560068525
Format :
Book

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Central Library BL473 .M375 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Gods and goddesses of the ancient world, whether loved or feared, were an integral part of each culture's heritage. An examination of the deities of the Vikings, the Aztecs, the Celtics, Greece, Rome, India, and Egypt helps us understand the role the gods and goddesses played in that society.


Author Notes

Wendy Mass was born in Livingston, New Jersey on January 17, 1967. She received a B. A. in English from Tufts University. She worked as a book editor at numerous publishing houses in New York City and Connecticut and co-created a teenage literary magazine called Writes of Passage. She has written several nonfiction books for teenagers including Stonehenge, Readings on Night, John Cabot: Early Explorer, and Ray Bradbury: Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her fiction books include Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Every Soul a Star, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and The Candymakers. A Mango-Shaped Space won the American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award in 2004. She wrote the storyline for an episode of the television show Monk, entitled "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theatre," which aired during the show's second season.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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