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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes (B&N Exclusive Edition)
     

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes (B&N Exclusive Edition)

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by Rick Riordan
 

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In this companion to PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS, the son of Poseidon returns to give readers his unique and unforgettable insight into twelve larger-than-life personalities from the classic Greek stories. This special edition, exclusive to Barnes & Noble customers, contains a "Cheat Sheet to the Greek Heroes" poster with full-color art by John Rocco.

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In this companion to PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS, the son of Poseidon returns to give readers his unique and unforgettable insight into twelve larger-than-life personalities from the classic Greek stories. This special edition, exclusive to Barnes & Noble customers, contains a "Cheat Sheet to the Greek Heroes" poster with full-color art by John Rocco.

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, (I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before...) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero.

So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people.

Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781484741986
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Series:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Edition description:
B&N Exclusive Edition
Sales rank:
5,090
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan is best known for his bestselling young reader book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and award-winning adult mysteries featuring San Antonio P.I. Tres Navarre. Children across the globe have followed Percy and friends on their adventures through the popular follow up series, Heroes of Olympus, and enjoyed the movies adapted from the first two Percy Jackson and the Olympian books, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. Riordan intertwines humor and masterful storytelling set against Greek, Roman, or as in The Kane Chronicles, Egyptian mythology.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX
Date of Birth:
June 5, 1964
Place of Birth:
San Antonio, TX
Education:
B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An awesome retelling of some of the most famous greek myths,telling famous stories (like Hercules) and also some greek myths I've never read before, (like Psyche and Otrera) diving deeper than most mythology books, telling parts of the famous stories that I've never heard of before. And it's narrated (in a funny, sarcastic way) by Percy jackson himself. RR's writing adds a new dimension to the old myths, and gives more personality to the main characters, in a humourous way. For instance, how Theseus is portrayed as super ADHD, "Theseus slays the mighty-- oh, look a bunny rabbit" and Belerophon as acidentally destroying nearly everything he touches. Definitely the most entertaining portrayal of greek myths and heroes that I've ever read. I would totally reccomend this book. Oh, and to the people asking for Leo to be in this book, these stories are retellings of greek myths. Rick isn't making up any of these characters, or their stories. (Actually, though, Percy does mention Leo after this incident with a guy named Leos in one of the myths.) (Oops, this book isn't supposed to be out yet.... hehe... I got it from CHB Austin. Great place, go there.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree! Leo SHOULD be one of the heros. #ALL DA LADIES LUV LEO!!! -Y0$#! Or Yo$hi
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book not on the nook though and its signed by Rick Riordan and John Rocco. Whatever you other people are saying about this book being made up-I have no words for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous 7 months ago
*AWSOME *FUNNY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With Percy's familiar writing style, this book provides a hilarious yet insightful guide to ancient greek history. By adding personal touhes, the story was so funny and close to home! I definitely reccomend it- SailorPig23
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing
Anonymous 13 days ago
I LOVE PJO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH IT IS MY OBBSESSION FOREVER! READ TRIALS OF APOLLO!!!!!
MsArdychan 11 months ago
We all have some notion of the Greek myths and heroes from school and pop culture. But if you were to ask me about a specific hero's story, I would be hard-pressed to tell you about it. This is why Rick Riodan's middle grade books are so important (and why books about other culture's myths need to be published). They make these stories accessible. I listened to this as an audio book and I must say it was lots of fun. If you have read any of the Percy Jackson books, you will instantly feel at home with the breezy style as Riodan's character Percy is the narrator. How would a teenage boy describe Jason and the Argonauts? What would he emphasize? You guessed it: All the crazy bits! While the novel tends to gloss over the moral issues these stories were originally designed to showcase, the author did point out the obvious sexism and gender disparity in the stories. I appreciated this as many girls will read this book. Most of the stories move along at a quick pace, but the story of Hercules does drag the novel down. Of the many stories of Hercules Rick Riodan could have told, he chose the ten tasks that he had to perform to atone for killing his family (Yes, those were the good old days where this would excuse mass murder). Each of the ten (actually twelve) tasks are detailed and it just goes on and on). I think if I were to read this in print form, I would have skipped around and used this book as a reference when I wanted to know about a particular Greek hero. If one reads this as a straight up novel, it tends to get tedious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love your fanfiction! I like that Percy and Sky became soulmates! Do more. I'll read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I soon had a difficult choice to make: Percy or Grover. Son of Poseidon of a centaur. I really didn't want to break the laws of Mount Olympus. So I chose Percy. Since then, all four of us were completeing quests.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!!
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At kingdom keeper res two
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can tell this book is going 2 be amazing because ive read percy jackson's greek gods !! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss the back of your hand three times then post this to three diffrent books and you will get a free i pad under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off what is up with yall and being crazy for Leo i personaly dont understand it. In my not very important thoughts on it is that all of the charectors are pure genious and it is easy (not that i have ever been in the sitch in which i had to save the world) to relate to them. But that is not the point please excuse my ADHD. This stroy showing all the old greek mythes is super funny very inlightening and down right amazing. I personaly am very happy to have this book cause it gives a more detailed immage to stories only partly told in the percy jackson and heroes of olympus series. Which i totally think u should read btw. Also last compent i am not an 80year old person i just love talking reading and so on so why not be crazy with it? Peace out from Texas!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had the feeling of wanting to be a demigod? Now you can! Go to the demigod camp at 'Athenian Constitution' first result to meet the other campers! Don't be afraid to start socializing right away, see you there!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean i like this but not realy):
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand an post this on three different books and wake up with an iPhone 5 under you pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
0kay, I love Leo and all, but idk why everyone is asking if Leo will be a hero. I haven't read House of Hades or the other book do please explain to me.