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Athena : Grey-Eyed Goddess
by George O'Connor


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Boom Pow Crash

Greek Gods as you've never seen them before

The strong, larger-than-life heroes of the Olympians can summon lightning, control the sea, turn invisible, or transform themselves into any animal they choose. Superheroes? No Greek gods.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Boom Pow Crash

Greek Gods as you've never seen them before

The strong, larger-than-life heroes of the Olympians can summon lightning, control the sea, turn invisible, or transform themselves into any animal they choose. Superheroes? No Greek gods. The ancient pantheon comes to explosive life in this new series where myth meets comic books. Epic battles, daring quests, and terrible monsters await readers within the pages of these books.

Volume 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, is the tale of the goddess of wisdom and war, recounting her many adventures. This title has Common Core connections.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781596434325
  • ISBN-10: 1596434325
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publish Date: April 2010
  • Page Count: 76
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-14
  • Dimensions: 10.07 x 7.33 x 0.22 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Olympians (Paperback)

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 55.
  • Review Date: 2010-05-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

Following the first book in the Olympians series, Zeus: King of the Gods, this volume begins with a quick summary of the previous tale, before moving on to the story of the goddess of wisdom. O’Connor does a nice job of using the three Fates to do the serious storytelling of the myth, while incorporating casual, fun dialogue between characters and making the portrayal of the difficult friendship between Athena and her best friend, Pallas, daughter of Triton, relatable to modern readers. In the emotional scenes in which the two fight in a tournament and Athena accidentally stabs her friend, the two girls’ faces are expressive and clear, showing all the love, fear, and guilt they feel. The necessarily episodic story moves lightly from one narrative to another, with endnotes that give concise and clear explanations of the myths and their characters. O’Connor also gives some information about the lives of women in ancient Greece, noting, “I’m glad I live in a time when girls can be more like Athena,” thus bringing the story into the here-and-now for its readers. Ages 9–up. (Apr.)

 
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