Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

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Overview


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.

Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594723080
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 97,678
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author


Rick Riordan, dubbed "storyteller of the gods" by Publishers Weekly, is the author of three #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, based on Greek mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and the Heroes of Olympus, based on Greek and Roman mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes. The first book in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy based on Norse mythology, The Sword of Summer, also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. Rick lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @camphalfblood.



John Rocco (www.roccoart.com) studied illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and The School of Visual Arts. In addition to writing and illustrating several of his own picture books, including Blizzard and the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times best-selling Blackout, he has created all of the cover art for Rick Riordan's best-selling Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus series. He has also illustrated books by Whoopi Goldberg and Katherine Patterson, and he recently co-authored a novel, Swim That Rock, with Jay Primiano. Before becoming a full-time children's book creator, he worked as an art director on "Shrek" for Dreamworks, and for Disney Imagineering. He lives in Los Angeles.

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 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 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
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*AWSOME *FUNNY
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
Kiss your hand three times then post this on three different books then look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow! this book is really fun when psyche tries 2 win back Eros's love and when perseus cuts off medusa's head. This book is just AMAZING!!!!!!
BookLover744 More than 1 year ago
Great book.
MsArdychan More than 1 year 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
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 18 days ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is so amazing because it describes the heroes so welll and all their feelings. It also explains each and every adventure and makes it fun to read it even though it is sad at parts.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! A must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect for 4th graders and up
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Red 6, standing by,” “Red 9, giddyup!” “Red 5, standing by, lez do this!” “Red 4 standing by, lez boogie!”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the best in the world+ it tells you all about greek heroes... SOMTHING YOU REALLY WANT TO LEarn. Woops SPOILER ALERT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Percy Jackson is a fabulous series. I have read all the books and... spoiler alert! It's one of the best series because it has an amazing storyline and the ending of each paragraph, chapter, and book are a cliff-hanger. I sugest you read it too!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book and the percy jackson series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHY CAN'T ANYONE SPELL OTHER THAN ME?!?!?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE PJO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH IT IS MY OBBSESSION FOREVER! READ TRIALS OF APOLLO!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love your fanfiction! I like that Percy and Sky became soulmates! Do more. I'll read them.