The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science

with Adrienne Mayor. 1 CD. 30 min. Recorded Books. 2015. $15.75. ISBN 9781490683607. digital download.
Gr 5–8—In this true story, historian Mayor travels across the world, searching ancient writings and learning ancient languages as she pursues clues to support her hypothesis that stories of griffins and other mythical creatures were inspired by dinosaur fossils. Along the way other tidbits come to light, such as the Scythians as the origin of the Amazons, a possible link between mammoth skulls and the Cyclops, and the discovery of Megalopolis. Graham Rowar narrates a riveting historical mystery with the right blend of suspense and passion.
VERDICT This well-rounded tale combines mythology and dinosaurs and will be of interest to fans of both.

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