Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes Paperback – Illustrated, February 21, 2017
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"A colorful and quite enormous companion volume to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (2014), this inviting book retells the stories of 12 notable figures from Greek mythology. . .Riordan casts a wide net in choosing his heroes, and the inclusion of four women in this traditionally male-dominated category broadens the book's appeal as well as its scope. Written in the voice of Percy Jackson, these ancient stories sound fresh and vital. Rocco contributes many beautifully composed and dramatic paintings, from full-page action scenes to vertical side panels to small portraits at chapter headings."―Booklist
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"Percy Jackson, the narrator of Riordan's novels, has returned to retell traditional Greek myths. Written from Percy's first-person point of view, the book tells a dozen stories, including the original Perseus and the Gorgons, Eros and Psyche, and Atalanta. Complemented by Rocco's elegant paintings, and printed on the thick smooth paper one expects in an art reference, this book is a unique combination: classical Greek myth reference and a very 21st-century retelling. . .it is a joy to read or read aloud, with enough humor to entice and entertain adults, reluctant readers, and mythology fans, as well as fans of Riordan's earlier books. If you can, buy two: one for reference and one to circulate."―VOYA
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However, my second son was not a big fan of Harry Potter but he was attracted to Greek mythology so he loved the Percy Jackson series. So we bought the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and he ended up reading the series twice!
After he read the series twice, it was no brainer to buy this Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes book, which he also loved reading. I highly recommend this for any children who enjoyed reading Harry Potter books or even if they were not fan of Harry Potter like my 2nd son.
Please note that this hardcover book is very big and heavy. It may be too big and heavy for a younger child. If the paperback version also has illustrations like this one, I would actually recommend the paperback version, which would save few dollars as well.
But still, this is 5 out of 5 stars and I highly recommend this book to any children!
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I agree with him - this is a good way for kids to get the old Greek legends - Hercules, Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts - in a form that entertains young boys. The narrator is sly and sarcastic, and points out the icky parts of the legends well.
Just as a warning, if you haven't read the Percy Jackson series, there are some spoilers in the book as to the outcome of certain events that happen in the series. If you intend to read the series, you definitely don't want to start here.
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Enjoyed reading it and the artworks are so pretty like Greek Gods.
Entretenido, interesante, las ilustraciones maravillosas, la calidad increíble. Llegó en perfecto estado y en muy buen tiempo :)