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Art and Mythology Books at the Intermediate Level

Brooks, Robert A. Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece.
1991, The University of North Carolina Press.
Level: Intermediate.
An illustrated wallchart showing the legends, descent and relationships of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology.

Corrain, Lucia. Masters of Art: Giotto and Medieval Art.
1995, Peter Bedrick Books.
Level: Intermediate.

D'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar Parin. Book of Greek Myths.
1992, A Yearling Special.
Level: Intermediate.

Hamilton, Virginia. In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World.
1988, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers.
Level: Intermediate.

Harris, Nathaniel. Renaissance Art.
1994, Thomson Learning.
Level: Intermediate.

Hildebrandt, Greg. Greg Hildebrandt's Book of Three-Dimensional Dragons.
1994, Little, Brown & Company (Canada) Limited.
Level: Intermediate.

Martell, Hazel Mary. The Celts.
1994, Reed International Books Limited.
Level: Intermediate.

Martell, Hazel Mary. The Kingfisher Book of The Ancient World from the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome.
1995, Kingfisher.
Level: Intermediate.

McLanathan, Richard. Peter Paul Rubens: First Impressions.
1995, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers.
Level: Intermediate.

Pescio, Claudio. Masters of Art: Rembrandt and Seventeenth-Century Holland.
1995, Peter Bedrick Books.
Level: Intermediate.

Philip, Neil. The Illustrated Book of Myths: Tales and Legends of the World.
1995, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: Intermediate.

Powell, Jillian. Ancient Art.
1994, Thomson Learning.
Level: Intermediate.

Richmond, Robin. Introducing Michelangelo.
1991, Little, Brown and Company.
Level: Intermediate.

Tembo, Mwizenge. Myths of the World: Legends of Africa.
1996, MetroBooks.
Level: Intermediate.

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