The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel

The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel

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by Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Attila Futaki, Tamas Gaspar
     
 

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Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news:

Overview

Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family—one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, stunning artwork by Attila Futaki, and sumptuous colors by newcomer Tamas Gaspar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel.

Editorial Reviews

A quite stunning graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & The Olympians novel, just in time for the coast-to-coast release of the Twentieth Century Fox 's The Sea of Monsters.

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Gr 4-8 In this adaptation of Riordan's novel (Hyperion, 2006), Camp Half-Blood's borders have been poisoned, and Percy is off on a quest to find the healing Golden Fleece. The detailed, realistic art in full, rich color will appeal to fans of superhero comics: it is perfectly suited to the story's many action and fight scenes, none of which depict graphic violence. Fans of George O'Connor's "Olympians" series (First Second) may enjoy this similarly irreverent, action-packed view of Greek mythology. The text is succinct and witty, and there are many wordless scenes, including a few stunning pages in which Percy's friend Annabeth encounters the Sirens. Both high in quality and sure to be popular, this is a first purchase. Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY—SLJ
Children's Literature - Joella Peterson
This is a graphic novel retelling of the second book in the "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" series by Rick Riordan. The story starts out with Percy Jackson and his "friend" Tyson on the last day of school where some monsters attack them. After the attack they head to Camp Half Blood where they learn that the camp's main defense (the large tree on the boarder) has been poisoned and the campers are being attacked somewhat continuously. When Clarisse is sent on a quest to find the Golden Fleece, Percy takes Annabeth and Tyson to go after her (as well as to save Grover). Although shorter than the original, this retelling is fairly consistent with Riordan's novel. The illustrations are great at combining the realistic with the fantastical. However, there are quite a few panels on each page—most of which are simple box-shaped panels—that just seem to be squished in. Perhaps this allows the story to be on fewer pages, but it also means that there is a lot to look at and read on each page (which hopefully will not deter those reluctant readers that sometimes gravitate toward graphic novels). Overall, this is a good retelling of a very popular novel and will be enjoyed by many. Reviewer: Joella Peterson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423145509
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
44,952
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
GN400L (what's this?)
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 Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Nepture; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow; 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.

Robert Venditti (www.robertvenditti.com) is the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels The Homeland Directive, The Surrogates and its prequel, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. He adapted The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, also a New York Times best-seller. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Attila Futaki (www.attilafutaki.blogspot.com) provided the pencils and inks for the New York Times best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel. He also illustrated and colored the graphic novels Spiral and Severed (by Scott Snyder and Scott Taft). He lives in Budapest, Hungary.

Tamas Gaspar (www.gaspartamas.blogspot.com) makes his children's publishing debut with The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel. His work has appeared in Men's Health and in advertisements throughout Europe. He also lives in Budapest, Hungary.

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 Sea of Monsters The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THEY NEED MORE PAGES FOR THE FREE SAMPLE!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was really good overall. In my opinion, it was missing some of the zest and detail of the original novel--however, nothing really important was cut out and it was still funny, entertaining, and interesting. The illustrations were really good. It just seemed really short--like it didn't take long to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty nice
EricChen More than 1 year ago
The Sea of Monsters is a fatansy novel written by Rick Riordan and it's 355 pages long. This book was about a boy named Percy Jackson and he was in 7th grade in a school in New York. Surprisingly, he has been through a year without monster, until his classmates became monsters and tried to kill him. When he was rescued by his friend Annebeth, another problem rises. Now Thalia's tree has been poisoned by a mysterious enemy and his friend Grover is also missing on a mysterious island. He once again sets forth on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece to heal the tree and to find his friend. Meanwhile Percy is senting forth to retrieve the Golden Fleece and find his friend; monster are attacking the camp. Will Percy make it in time to find both the golden fleece and his friend Grover before the camp get destroyed? Overall i think this book was great and interesting. It includes a lot of cliffhangers, even on the last few pages. It makes the reader interested and wants to read more. The diffculty of the usage of vocabulary in this book is not hard, even though it has a few vocabulary words it wouldn't prevent you from understanding the general idea.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do like it. But people who compare it with the movie. The movie is nothing like the book! But all in all it is a great book
valesbookshelf-BLOG More than 1 year ago
I feel like the drawings where a lot better than the first book, but like some important images were left out.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
How can you not want to read this after seeing a cover like that? This one was better. Again, its mostly the book in graphic novel and all that. But still pretty good. Love the cover though.
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Kiss your hand three times and post this three times and look under your pilllow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haven't read it yet but want to seen the movie and its WAY better than the first movie by the way all u haters stop hateing rick riordan is the worlds best writter ---------:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book btw if u play animal jam im mdl18
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope its good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the real book and seen the movie but i dont want to buy this for nine bucks because there isint enough pages in the free sample and i dont know if i like it or not yet Go Messi!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Percy looks demented
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid