The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel

The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel

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by Rick Riordan
     
 

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In the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan's blockbuster The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid, siblings Carter and Sadie have grown apart, but when their father brings them together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, he unintentionally unleashes the Egyptian god Set. Carter and Sadie will have plenty of time to bond as they try to…  See more details below

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In the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan's blockbuster The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid, siblings Carter and Sadie have grown apart, but when their father brings them together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, he unintentionally unleashes the Egyptian god Set. Carter and Sadie will have plenty of time to bond as they try to stop the evil god, and save the world.

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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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3Q 5P J M Sadie and her brother, Carter, hardly know each other. Separated after their mother died under mysterious circumstances, Sadie has enjoyed a stable, if mundane, upbringing by their grandparents in London. Meanwhile, Carter grew up traveling the globe with their Egyptologist father, Dr. Julius Kane, helping with research and archaeological digs. When Dr. Kane arranges a visit on Christmas Eve at the British Museum, the family reunion turns tragic when he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who wastes no time in banishing Dr. Kane from this world. Sadie and Carter are mysteriously immune to Set's attacks, and they find themselves suddenly thrown into a centuries-old battle between the Egyptian gods. Strange dreams, unusual powers, and allies who are definitely not human make it clear that Sadie and Carter each have a part to play in defeating this ancient enemy. Established fans and newcomers alike will delight in this graphic adaptation of Riordan's Red Pyramid (Hyperion, 2010). Packed with intense action sequences and a large cast of dynamic characters, this highly condensed version is busy without being overwhelming. Out of necessity, much of the dialogue is dedicated to explaining actions and events, but a constant stream of humor prevents the reader from getting bogged down by logistics. The colorful artwork has an almost painting-like quality, setting it apart from typical graphic novel illustration, and some clever visual jokes and thoughtful use of panels make good use of the format. Expect high demand for the first volume in this new graphic series.-Summer Hayes.—VOYA
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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423174677
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
Kane Chronicles Series
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
149,185
File size:
102 MB
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Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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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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The Red Pyramid The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
PCLIB805 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page 185.. is she wearing a camp half blood shirt???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book so bad i read the real one
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is good but it should be a bit longer. Good, but short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I CANT WAIT FOR IT RICK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What?! The free sample is way to short!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
0 stars