Dimensions: 336 pages, 12.25 × 9.25 × 1.12 in
Published: August 19, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1423183649
ISBN - 13: 9781423183648
From the Publisher
A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don''t need the Olympians mad at me again.But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.
So beginsPercy Jackson''s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who''s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back."If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."
Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.
About the Author
Rick Riordan(www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1New York Timesbest-sellingThe Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero;The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune;The Heroes of Olympus Book Three: The Mark of Athena;The Heroes of Olympus Book Four: The House of Hades; the#1 New York Timesbest-sellingThe Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid;The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire; The Kane Chronicles, Book Three: The Serpent''s Shadow; as well as the five books in the #1New York Timesbest-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
Deities, humans, and creatures from Greek mythology appear throughout the Heroes of Olympus series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Here, demigod Percy takes time out from his exciting, but surely exhausting, adventures to present a more organized introduction to Greek mythology-and 12 major gods and goddesses, in particular. The age-old stories are endlessly strong, resonant, and surprising, while the telling here is fresh, irreverent, and amusing. Percy''s voice, along with the many pop-culture references, may make this a better fit for the fiction shelves than the library''s mythology section, but readers will still come away with new knowledge about the deities. Weighing in at over four pounds, this hefty volume is also a tall, handsome one, with fine paper, richly colorful full-page and spot pictures, and simple, attractive borders on pages of text. John Rocco, who wrote and illustrated the Caldecott Honor Book Blackout (2011) and contributed the jacket art for Riordan''s Heroes of Olympus and Red Pyramid series, illustrates the myths with drama, verve, and clarity. A must-have addition to the Percy Jackson canon. Carolyn Phelan-Booklist Online