TREASURY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY
By Donna Jo Napoli and illustrated by Christina Balit. Published by National Geographic Society – 2011.
“This was the first of the large anthology’s that I was asked to paint by National Geographic in the USA. This meant that nearly all our correspondence and co-ordination was done by email, telephone and computer, which was a fascinating way of developing a new working relationship. We have subsequently worked on four enormous books together across the Atlantic and yet, till this day, we have never actually met face to face!”
“Oft-told tales retold with uncommon verve and outfitted with resplendent Art Deco–style portraits. Applying rippling strokes of intense color, Balit opens with a shimmering family tree of Olympians, heads each chapter with a stylized full-body image of a mythological figure with associated emblems and symbols and also contributes interior illustrations and thumbnail portraits for the closing summary cast list. Superb versions for reading alone or for sharing with audiences large or small.”
Kirkus Review (Mythology. 10-14)