Atlas

Atlas

by Erik Thompson, Dan Rafter
     
 
After commanding the Titans in their war against the Olympians, Atlas was forced to hold up the heavens on his shoulders. His life was a tragic story of a lone God fighting boredom on Mount Olympus. However, monitoring the earth from above, Atlas watched Earth change and the emergence of super powered beings donning capes and tights. Growing restless and craving

Overview

After commanding the Titans in their war against the Olympians, Atlas was forced to hold up the heavens on his shoulders. His life was a tragic story of a lone God fighting boredom on Mount Olympus. However, monitoring the earth from above, Atlas watched Earth change and the emergence of super powered beings donning capes and tights. Growing restless and craving adventure, Atlas decided to take the world in his hands and becomes one of the Earth's newest heroes. Learning the superhero game is not going to be easy as Atlas fights against one of the oldest superpowers in history.

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Gr 5 Up—Atlas is a typical square-jawed superhero; in fact, he's pretty angular and blocky all over. His other primary characteristics are that he's always hungry and that he's kind of a dim bulb. As the story begins, his long-suffering partner, Wonder Boy, has to drag him away from yet another Chicago-style hot dog to fight some villains who are threatening the city. Atlas and Wonder Boy fight a number of quirky characters, like a strange little man who calls himself The Glutton and a deadly robot who spends much of his existence waiting for his self-destruct mechanism to go off. The references to other Greek gods are scattered intermittently through flashbacks. Even Atlas confesses his ignorance of mythological history, so this book definitely uses mythology as a background element rather than a teaching tool. The artwork is well suited to this witty story. The images are eye-catching and filled with life and humor. One minor criticism would be of the cover art showing Atlas sailing over the heads of the other Greek gods instead of some of the characters who played major roles in the story—like Wonder Boy, The Glutton, or the giant indestructible metal carrot. Atlas will have crossover appeal to older kids and teens, and even adults will find the humor in this book entertaining.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616239312
Publisher:
Bluewater Productions, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Dan is a Online Campaigns Manager at Human Rights Campaign who lives in Washington DC. Past work has included, Online Content Manager at Human Rights Campaign, Communications Specialist at National Quality Forum, Account Assistant at GMM, Reporter/Anchor at WFUV and Newsweek on Air Producer at Newsweek

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