When baby Zeus was hidden away so that his father, Cronos, would not eat him, a goat named Amaltheia gave him milk. Later, Zeus rewarded her by making one of her horns a cornucopia, a horn of plenty, forever filled with whatever goodies Amaltheia wished. Having learned this from the Bakers' "Myths and Legends of Mount Olympus," I now want to recommend another cornucopia of a book: "The Illustrated Book of Myths: Tales and Legends of the World" retold by Neil Philip (Dorling Kindersley, 1995). It overflows with beautifully illustrated stories and a wealth of related facts, artifacts and photographs provided in sidebars that enhance its eye-catchingly designed pages. This book is as multicultural as anyone could wish, including stories from no less than 33 cultures. What's more, Neil Philip is perfectly at home in each. A scholar with a doctorate in myth and folklore, he's an engaging writer, never stuffy or self-important. He seizes on the essence of even the remotest-seeming stories and makes sense of them. His underlying belief must be that all great myths, regardless from where, are equally rich in wonders. By bringing these out glowingly, he whets children's appetites for myths from everywhere. Nilesh Mistry's illustrations vary from bold to delicate as miniatures. They are a pleasure in themselves as well as good accompaniment to Philip's first-rate text.