PDF or EPUB Zeus King of the Gods ☆ George OConnor
Summary ¶ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ George OConnorGirl walks into my library I m putting her age at around nine
maybe ten Asks if I have any books on Ancient Greece Turns outten Asks if I have any books on Ancient Greece Turns out kid is so into Greek mythology that she is willingly learning about the true history behind that area of the world for her own personal knowledge In other words she is every children s librarian s dream patron I show her what we have and then we get to talking about mythology She s a huge fan of the D Aulaires Book of Greek Myths so we start talking fiction Has she ead The Lightning Thief and other Rick Riordan titles Roll of the eyes Of course Has she ead Anne Ursu s Cronus Chronicles starting with The Shadow Thieves Double oll of the eyes All ight Has she ead the brand spanking new Olympians series coming out via First Second illustrated by George O Connor and eimagined as graphic novels Not only had she not heard of it but she was practically clawing my eyes out when I informed her that I didn t have a copy on the shelf at the moment Kids love myths Kids also love comics Put the two together by a guy who actually knows how to turn a crazy myth into a comprehensible even dramatic who actually knows how to turn a crazy myth into a #comprehensible even dramatic and you ve got a natural pairing that is going to have your patrons big #even dramatic and you ve got a natural pairing that is going to have your patrons big small hungering for Buy in bulkIn the time before time there was nothing Kaos From out of Kaos came Ge or Gaea our Mother Earth So begins a tale of how the Titans and subseuently the Greek Gods came to be The world is formed and the Titan Kronos eats each of his children as they are born However he misses Zeus the youngest child and as a esult that particular god is able to grow up free his siblings and take arms against the Titans for control of the earth itself In an exciting comic book style George O Connor accurately depicts the tale of Zeus lea. Here's Where It All Starts the beginning of everything the world the gods and even humanity Might Kronos the Ving off the story to with Athena
the next the series published as a separate book #Endmatter Includes An Author S #includes an Author s Greek Notesnext in the series published as a separate book Endmatter includes an Author s Note Greek Notes they apply to specific panels and pages Greek myth character trading card type pages a Bibliography LEGO Kingdoms: Defend the Castle recommendedeads amusing discussion uestions 1 Zeus s dad tries to eat him Has your dad ever tried to eat you and an accurate but complex Olympians Family Tree on the front cover that you ll find yourself poring over again and againGeorge O Connor may be best known to some of us as the bloke behind Journey Into Mohawk Country and Adam Rapp s Ball Peen Hammer On the picture book side of things he did Kapow yet another comic inspired title and a popular one in my library at that With this book he had one big hurdle to leap Make the myths logical The thing about the Greek myths is that you can In Berlin Vielleicht read them on paper all you like but some things are just not gonna make a whole lot of sense For example we hear that Hestia has been so long on the stomach of Kronos that she has nearly been digested and barely has a form of her own Allight smart guys Go illustrate that More difficult still is that if you The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems re making these myths into a single concrete understandable story how do you explain Zeus falling in love with his sister The author finds a way and his words are not without their ownhythm and beauty I liked little things like Rhea feeding her husband a stone baby instead of Zeus and the conseuent line If Lord Kronos noticed his newborn son had less warmth than the The Making of Matt rest he gave no sign On top of that O Connor tells the story with a structure that makes sense Theepeated line that Mother Earth was still unhappy for she loved all her children is what leads to the defeat of the Titans and the Evermore rise of the god. Ost terrifying of all the Titanseigns as the unchallenged tyrant of the cosmosuntil his son the god Zeus sta.
S on the one hand and perhaps the eventual destruction of the gods later on down the oadThe art is heavily inspired by O Connor s beloved co I mean It s not that great but just wanted to get
My 40 Challenge Done So I40 book challenge done so I picked up this book and I was like I should just Saving Grace read this and it turned out pretty good actually I picked it up because of how detailed and how carefully drawn the pictures were Wonderfuletelling of how Zeus became king of the gods Your hair it looks nice thanks Surprised I have never come across this series before or #That No One Has Done #no one has done straight graphic novel adaptation of the Greek myths to my knowledgeWhat I liked about this book was that it s not a einterpretation or modern spin on classic mythology It is the artist s interpretation of course but he has done his esearch and gone back to the sources He includes a bibliography and he s World's Best Stress Busting Tips read his HesiodThis is the actual Greek origin story starting with Gaea and Ouranos theebellion of the Titans led by Kronos against their father followed by the battle between the Titans and the first Olympians Told as if it were a single issue of a comic book starring Zeus as a still young brash god The art and story makes it very much a superhero comic yet it s a perfectly authentic version of Greek mythologyThe Titans are titanic Zeus and his siblings are gods but don t seem all powerful against the Titans The Cyclopes and Hekatonchieres and ancient and scary The battles are epicAt times the art was a little anime ish especially with Metis and the target audience is obviously children there are even discussion uestions and glossaries in the back But this is still an attractive volume that will appeal to all fans of Greek mythology and I ll probably collect the serie. Nds up and takes on his own father in a battle intense enough to shatter the universe Who will emerge triumpha.