The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science
by Marc Aronson
Grades 3 & up
This fascinating book traces Adrienne Mayor’s journey back through Greek mythology to find the fossils that gave rise to the legend of the Griffin. She believed that mythical creatures were not created out of thin air, but rather had a basis in fossils found by the ancient civilizations that created the myths. Through meticulous research and several false steps, she eventually proved her theory correct and changed the way we look at mythology today. Recommended for grades 3 & up.