The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel

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Siblings Sadie and Carter Kane discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on them. to Stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings Carter and Sadie ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic...

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Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles Series #1)

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Overview

Siblings Sadie and Carter Kane discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on them. to Stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings Carter and Sadie ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—In this graphic adaptation of the first book in the "Kane Chronicles" series (Hyperion), Sadie and Carter Kane search for their missing father, an archaeologist specializing in Egyptian antiquities. Their quest takes them to major world cities, where they learn of their family heritage as Egyptian magicians who seek to destroy evil forces throughout civilization. The book has a cinematic feel, with excellent aerial shots, images revealed from unique points of view, and action delineated by slanted panels. The full-color art has a slick, luminous quality, enhancing the magical elements. Color is used to excellent advantage. For example, historical images in monochromatic shades of silver, copper, and blue visually distinguish the old kingdoms. Judicious use of red text reinforces the evil voice of Sekhmet. The powerful superhero quality is evident throughout the tale, where gods and goddesses resemble superheroes. Women move like superheroes, especially Bast, who claims "Combat magic is my specialty." Contests between warring powers, the scorpion sequence, the appearance of Sekhmet, and the boat traversing the cataract all crackle with action. Occasionally, some of the changes in layout, such as a full-page horizontal spread of selected panels, abruptly interrupt the narrative flow and make following the story confusing. Still, readers will eagerly identify with Carter when he declares, "It was a fight to the death and I felt great." This action adventure is jam-packed with ancient Egyptian culture and mythology, and will captivate young readers.—Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
Publishers Weekly
The first book in Riordan's Kane Chronicles gets the graphic novel treatment. The story follows that of Riordan's 2010 middle-grade novel of the same name, which stars Sadie and Carter Kane, the children of famed Egyptologist Julius Kane. When their father accidentally unleashes a dangerous Egyptian god at the British Museum and vanishes, the siblings embark on a perilous journey around the globe, which reveals hidden truths about their family. The plot lends itself fluidly to the graphic novel format, and Collar's cinematic artwork is well equipped to handle the story's larger-than-life mythological action. Gone is the digital recording narrative gimmick of the original book; instead, the twists and turns of Riordan's intricate story line are delivered through dialogue and through Sadie and Carter's dual narration, which appears in small color-coded panels. Collar, who also worked on Riordan's graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, packs his spreads with rousing technology and magic, as well as tongue-in-cheek details. New readers and existing fans alike will dive right in. Ages 10–up. Agent: Nancy Gallt, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423150695
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Kane Chronicles Graphic Novel Series , #1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 104,438
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid and Book Two: The Throne of Fire. His other novels for children include the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Neptune, as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.

Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.

Biography

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a terrific YA series by former middle school teacher and mystery writer Rick Riordan that revamps Greek mythology in a fun, fresh way kids find enthralling. A trouble-prone teen with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, Percy is the half-blood son of Poseidon, one of 12 Olympian gods making mischief right here in 21st-century America. Praised by critics, librarians, and teachers, the Percy Jackson books have been honored with numerous awards and appear consistently on The New York Times bestseller list.

The series grew out of a sequence of bedtime stories Riordan invented for his son Haley -- who, at eight, had just been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Although Haley was having trouble in school, he loved the Greek myths and asked his dad to tell him some stories about the gods and heroes. Riordan ran through the standards from mythology, then began to invent new tales featuring some of the same characters and introducing a brave boy hero enough like Haley to make things interesting!

Haley begged his father to write the stories down, and in 2005, The Lightning Thief was published to excellent reviews. It was an instant hit with preteens, who loved the concept of a kid much like themselves -- i.e., embroiled in the everyday problems of school, family, and relationships -- embarking on heroic quests, soothing vengeful gods, and battling monsters.

In addition to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Riordan also writes books for adults, most notably a series of high-octane Tex-Mex thrillers featuring private investigator Jackson "Tres" Navarre, a complicated loner with an offbeat pedigree. (Tres -- pronounced "Trace" -- is a tai chi master with a Ph.D. in medieval literature who turns to detective work when he is unable to find a teaching job!) The first novel in the series, 1997's Big Red Tequila, scooped the Anthony and Shamus Awards, two of the three most prestigious prizes for Mystery & Crime fiction. Riordan completed the trifecta when his sequel, The Widower's Two-Step, won the coveted Edgar Award in 1999.

Between the two series, Riordan remains incredibly busy. For several years, he balanced writing with teaching English to middle school students. Reluctantly, he has left teaching (a career he thoroughly enjoyed) in order to write full-time, but he still harbors hopes that someday he'll return to the classroom. Meanwhile, he makes frequent visits to schools and enjoys meeting young readers on his book tours.

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

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    The Red Pyramid Graphic Novel is another great way for children

    The Red Pyramid Graphic Novel is another great way for children to enjoy Rick Riordans Kane Chronicles. This book is beautifully illustrated by Orpheus Collar, and brings the first part of the series to life. This graphic novel is a wonderful way for children who may struggle with the written novel, follow along easily and enjoy. The Red Pyramid starts the series off with siblings Sadie and Carter Kane trying to put together the mysteries of their mother’s tragic death and their father’s bizarre secrets. Even though the story is unusual and fantastic, the protagonists are rounded and relatable; but not without their own extraordinary traits. The supporting characters range from the ordinary to the unique; a shape shifting cat and a baboon that wears a Lakers jersey. Fearsome villains and mythical beasts round out the story and give it excitement that keeps the reader wanting to turn the page to see what happens next. Full of Egyptian mythology and history, words and symbols this book would also be great for anyone interested in Egyptian culture and mythos, even adults.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    I love this book!

    I love the illustrations and the new words of the book. I would've made bast more better ]; But the illustrations were fantastic! I love this book!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Anonymous

    Wait a sec... why dobthey skip and add stuff now gonna speak in sercret language. Try unsolving it. Siht cimoc si ko tub nac eb retteb.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    ):p

    Hey all yo stupid Haters, Rick is the best writer on this planet (with the Erin Hunters at close second) and you wont ever find another like him

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    NEED TO READ

    I CANT WAIT FOR IT RICK

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

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    I want this book so bad i read the real one

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Horrible

    0 stars

    1 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Cool I love It

    This is good but it should be a bit longer. Good, but short

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

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    Rick riorden is awesome! The percy jackson books are better, the best being the heroes of olympus, the kane cronicles compare to percy jackson is really boring. Me personally, the kane ctonicles were unreadable

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    What

    What?! The free sample is way to short!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Cool

    This is so cool

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    G

    Hey i need a cute girl with boobs i am ceaser i live at 1297west 77St hialeahflorida please go to all my neighphors if they say theres no timmy here knock on the door of1298 west 77 ST and have huge boobies please go to the adress please reply

    0 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Stop stealing your stories from James Rollins, who by the way is

    Stop stealing your stories from James Rollins, who by the way is 10 times the writer you are so don't quit your day job you hack.

    0 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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