Poseidon: Earth Shaker (Olympians Series #5)by George O'Connor
In the fifth installment of the Olympians series of graphic novels, author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on that most mysterious and misunderstood of the Greek gods, Poseidon: Earth Shaker. Thrill to such famous myths as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athensand learn how the tempestuous Poseidon/i>
In the fifth installment of the Olympians series of graphic novels, author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on that most mysterious and misunderstood of the Greek gods, Poseidon: Earth Shaker. Thrill to such famous myths as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athensand learn how the tempestuous Poseidon became the King of the Seas.
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“*This is a compelling page-turner for readers unfamiliar with the myths as well as for kids who love mythology but would like to see it brought to life in a new way.” School Library Journal, starred review
“Not even halfway through the planned 13 volumes, and this series is already becoming an indispensable synthesis of Greek myth.” Booklist
Meet the Author
George O'Connor is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Kapow!, Kersplash, and Sally and the Some-thing. His debut graphic novel, Journey into Mohawk Country, was published by First Second, as was Adam Rapp's Ball Peen Hammer, which O'Connor illustrated.
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George O'Connor has put together one of the industry's best written graphic novel series. It seems everyone has something to write pertaining to Greek mythology, but this series, and especially this book, brings these myths to life in full color glory. Poseidon is a full page size, full color graphic novel with an action packed twist to the God of the Sea. "Why a God of the sea is so obsessed with horses, I'll never know." The Earth Shaker, Lord of the Oceans, and one of the three sons of the mighty Kronos tells the entire story of how he and his two brothers freed the mortal world from the destruction and chaos brought forth by the Titans and how each brother made his claim to a certain aspect of the cosmos; the oceans in this case. The book isn't limited to Poseidon specifically. The beautiful artwork depicts the tales of Pegasus, the winged horse, Triton, the merman, Polyphemus, the one-eyed giant, and the tale of Theseus. O'Connor stays true to the historical elegance of mythology and it is a pleasure to add this book to my book collection. *You can view the original review at City Book Review