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Neil Philip

Autor/a de Mythology (Eyewitness Books)

108+ obres 3,944 Membres 73 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Neil Philip is a writer, folklorist and poet. He is married to the artist Emma Bradford, and lives in the Cotswolds, England. Neil loves words, poetry, and the art of storytelling in all its forms. Among his many books are A Fine Anger, Victorian Village Life, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin Book mostra'n més of English Folktales, Mythology (with Philip Wilkinson), The Great Mystery, War and the Pity of War, The New Oxford Book of Childrens Verse, The Tale of Sir Gawain, Horse Hooves & Chicken Feet, and The Adventures of Odysseus. Neil has contributed to numerous journals, including The Times, and Signal: Approaches to Childrens Books, and has also written for stage, screen, and radio. His work has won numerous awards and honours, including the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Society and the Literary Criticism Book Award of the Childrens Literature Association. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Neil Philip

Mythology (Eyewitness Books) (1999) 524 exemplars
The Illustrated Book of Myths (1995) — Editor — 371 exemplars
Eyewitness Classics: Robin Hood (1997) 334 exemplars
Best Loved Poems (2000) — Editor — 234 exemplars
Celtic Fairy Tales (1999) 100 exemplars
Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen {12 stories} (1995) — Compiler — 92 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Scottish Folktales (1995) — Editor — 89 exemplars
Mythology of the World (1795) 88 exemplars
A New Treasury of Poetry (1990) — Editor — 76 exemplars
The Penguin Book of English Folktales (1992) — Editor — 60 exemplars
The Tale of Sir Gawain (1987) 60 exemplars
Odin's Family (1996) 57 exemplars
The Arabian Nights (1740) 53 exemplars
Christmas Fairy Tales (1996) — Editor — 53 exemplars
War and the Pity of War (1998) 51 exemplars
Singing America: Poems That Define a Nation (1995) — Editor — 47 exemplars
Volta Ao Mundo Em 52 Historias (1998) 45 exemplars
The Adventures Of Odysseus (1996) 44 exemplars
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1997) — Autor — 38 exemplars
The Book of Christmas (1991) 37 exemplars
Hot Potato: Mealtime Rhymes (2004) 35 exemplars
Poems for the Young (1992) — Editor — 33 exemplars
The Golden Bird (1995) 32 exemplars
King Midas (1778) 29 exemplars
Songs Are Thoughts: Poems of the Inuit (1995) — Editor — 28 exemplars
Best Loved Celtic Fairy Tales (2008) — Autor — 25 exemplars
Myths in Minutes (2017) 21 exemplars
Myths and Fairy Tale Collection (1999) 17 exemplars
Poems for Christmas (1995) 14 exemplars
I Have a News: Rhymes from the Caribbean (1994) — Editor — 14 exemplars
Fairy Tales (1997) 11 exemplars
Drakestail Visits the King (1986) 9 exemplars
Prince Zucchini (2003) 5 exemplars
DIEUX MYTHES ET HÉROS (1999) 4 exemplars
The Collins Christmas Treasury (1991) 4 exemplars
Contos de fadas (1998) 4 exemplars
Märchen aus aller Welt (2001) 3 exemplars
Robin dos Bosques 2 exemplars
The Cardinal Directions (2005) 2 exemplars
ANIMAL ANTICS (An Albion Book) (1987) 2 exemplars
Complete Mother Goose (2002) 2 exemplars
The Poetry Collection (1992) 2 exemplars
Family Treasury Of Poetry, A (1997) 2 exemplars
Robin Hood 1 exemplars
MITOLOGIA UNIVERSAL (2000) 1 exemplars
Mythen visuell (1999) 1 exemplars
Mitologia del mondo (2011) 1 exemplars
Mütoloogia 1 exemplars
Gorsel Rehberler 6 - Mitoloji (2010) 1 exemplars
Drakestaill Visits 1 exemplars
Victorian Village Life (1993) 1 exemplars
Holding the world together (2003) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland (1888) — Editor, algunes edicions2,566 exemplars
The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (2018) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions313 exemplars
Mythology (Eyewitness Companions) (2007)algunes edicions219 exemplars
The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales {4 stories} (1993) — Traductor — 169 exemplars
The Golden Goose Book (1905) — Epíleg, algunes edicions101 exemplars
Fairy Tales of Ireland (1990) — Editor — 70 exemplars
The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales {17 stories} (1998) — Editor — 34 exemplars
A December Vision: His Social Journalism (1986) — Editor — 28 exemplars
First Light: A celebration of Alan Garner (2016) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Best-Loved Stories by Hans Christian Andersen — Editor, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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As a child I was obsessed with mythology, and that carried on into my teenager years. I still actually really enjoy learning about new myths and I can rattle off a good portion of Greek and Egyptian gods. I aim on reading as much as I can about Norse mythology (eventually…I have a few books I can read in my possession already). But what this book did for me and my interest in mythology is reignite it as an adult.
This book is tiny and fits in the palm of your hand, but don’t be fooled – it’s a sizeable book. Myth in Minutes really does what it claims in the title – the aim of the book is to give you a two minute read on each page about different myths from around the world, centring on different parts of the world. It goes through every continent and every major mythological ecosystem from that continent, but also introduces other minor stories that most people might not have heard of before. I know that I didn’t know as much about African and Asian mythology before I read this book.
One of the best parts about this book are the beautiful photographs that accompany each page of the book. Some pottery art, wall inscriptions, paintings, this book has it all to help you imagine and contextualize the stories that it tells you.
Honestly, I don’t have much else to say about this book, but I do highly recommend it if you’re interested in learning about myths from all over the world. It’s a quick read and also makes a brilliant coffee table book that you can have in your home or in your office if you have one of those fancy waiting rooms.
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viiemzee | Feb 20, 2023 |
Mustygusher | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 19, 2022 |
"Native American voices spanning a hundred years present a collective sense of childhood and a scope of individual experience. Similar in format to Philip’s Earth Always Endures: Native American Poems (1996) and In a Sacred Manner I Live: Native American Wisdom (1997), this collection speaks more closely to a young audience in its subject matter. From the words of Charles A. Eastman and Sarah Winnemuca to the more contemporary voices of Louis Two Ravens Irwin and James Sewid, the narratives describe aspects of childhood life in many tribes. Subjects range from playing house and playing war to having hair cut at a boarding school and being buried alive in order to hide from white men. Like the previous collections, this is illustrated with archival photographs, printed in duotone, that are evocative, but overly romantic in tone. The fact that the experiences were recorded, in word or picture, almost entirely in the late-19th and early-20th centuries gives an overall sense of distance and of “The-Indian-of-the-Past” to this collection, although readers may find the narratives themselves immediate. Philip gives both English and actual names of people and tribes after each selection, as well as sources for all pictures and texts at the end of the volume. A bibliography of further reading and indexes of speakers, writers, and Indian nations enhance the collection. Wonderful words in a museum-quality package, readers may find their way slowly to this book, but they should find the trip worthwhile. (introduction, indexes, further reading, source notes)"… (més)
CDJLibrary | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Apr 30, 2021 |



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