Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders

by Mike Townsend
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Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders by Mike Townsend

A laugh-out-loud funny graphic novel "for fans of either comic books or Percy Jackson, or both.”—School Library Journal

From Hercules' snake assassin slippers to Arachne's wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes that have captured Western culture for centuries--but a whole lot more fun. Each story showcases the wondrous and blunderful antics of gods and mortals in bright graphics that rival the super-heroic action of The Lightning Thief, burst with the knock-yoursocks- off humor of Jeff Kinney, and still remain unerringly faithful to the original myth. Kids won't be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of Amazing Greek Myths--while teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101195574
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 633,608
File size: 27 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mike Townsend (www.mikeisgreathelikeschocolatecake.com) lives and draws in Philadelphia.

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"Brash colors, quirky humor, and authentic retellings combine to make this compilation of stories about Pandora, Icarus, Demeter, Hercules, and other stars in the classical-myth canon both brilliant and engaging. Townsend balances text and visually communicated information in a way that few graphic novels for the chapter-book set seem to be able to maintain. The architecture and attire are all ancient world, while touches of contemporary humor don’t come off as overly anachronistic—the punch line to “How many centaurs does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” is “None . . . because lightbulbs don’t exist!” Other running gags include stupid sheep and funny taglines at the close of each tale. The lessons of the myths ring true, and their graphic stagings should keep readers, whether familiar with Bulfinch’s classic versions or not, enthusiastically turning the pages."—Booklist

"Ten familiar myths—the stories of Pandora, Arachne, Midas, Perseus, and others-are embellished with humor, the gory parts glossed over, and served up in blazing color for fans of either comic books or Percy Jackson, or both. Most of the stories come with a moral, although some (Persephone, Pyramus and Thisbe) take the form of just-so stories. Conversational, up-to-date language and broad jokes help to make the stories accessible and coordinate well with the simple, cartoon illustration style. The artist has deployed a wide array of bright solid colors in such a way that contrast between foreground and background is maintained. The tone, as well, is somewhat unrelenting, with much shrieking, sobbing, yelling, and spinning eyeballs."—School Library Journal

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Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it its so funny (6 year old typer)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book really good and funny. The only thing is that they are really changed from the way they actually happened. Especially 4. I was going to use this for History class and I still am but I am not so sure about it. If you are looking for straight out facts I do not recomend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant beleive how good this book is, though it has a few stupid sheep it is very smart how they made this book. I loved it so much i decided to get a hardback copy so I could see the details. I would definetly recomend this book and remember, sheep go naked so you dont have to.
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