Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

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by Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney, Becky Thomas
     
 

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Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of…  See more details below

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Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors of Hercules.

Watch Athena spring from the head of Zeus, and see Poseidon as he rules the seas with his mighty trident. Maintain hope with Pandora as her curiosity gets the best of her, and beware the Nemean Lion as Hercules repents for his misdeeds. Be awestruck by the amazing Mount Olympus made completely from LEGO bricks!

These exciting retellings of ancient tales are consistent with the mythology behind them, while also capturing the creativity and whimsy of the stories with elaborate brick scenery. Brick Greek Myths will be a delight for LEGO tinkerers of all ages, a fun introduction to the tales for young readers, and an enchanting return to the stories for even the most devoted admirer of mythology.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629145228
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/14/2014
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
217,800
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


Amanda Brack is a freelance illustrator who loves dogs, horror movies, and homemade smoothies. She recently graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently living near Boston, Massachusetts.
Monica Sweeney loves all things related to Spain and Chaucer and has yet to say no to a mini powdered doughnut. She graduated with honors in English from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and lives in Needham, Massachusetts.
Becky Thomas enjoys breaking the bindings of all books Jane Austen, playing video games, and trying out new recipes. She graduated with honors in English from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, and she lives with her husband, Patrick, and their two cats in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Monica Sweeney and Becky Thomas are also the authors of Brick Shakespeare: The Tragedies—Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar, Brick Shakespeare: The Comedies—A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Brick Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, and More.

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Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus 1.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
grisaille More than 1 year ago
I was really, really looking forward to this book. I like Legos and I love Greek mythology, and they seemed like the perfect combination. Unfortunately, the result was a huge disappointment.  The dioramas created with the Legos obviously took a lot of time and imagination, but some of the figures that were used didn't make much sense. Any Egyptian figure for Hera? Additionally, some of the figures are just plain *wrong*. Several of the Goddesses were depicted as (male) Gods. What? The text was equally odd in places. Zeus us described as having married all of the Goddesses with whom he sired children before he married Hera (not correct, according to ancient sources). And the scene between Heracles and his wife after he murders their children in a divine rage is just *odd*. It left a bad taste in my mouth. Sorry, but this book is a pass; buy if you are a fan of Legos, but not if you love Greek mythology. -- lyradora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible