Wednesday, July 31, 2013

George O'Connor's Olympians

Here at abcreads we can't get enough of Olympians, a graphic mythology series by George O'Connor, author of Uncle Bigfoot and illustrator of the Captain Awesome series.  The series is aimed at children aged 9-12 but the adults around here are enjoying them as well! Titles so far are: Zeus: King of the Gods; Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess; Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory; Hades: Lord of the Dead; Poseidon: Earth Shaker; with Aphrodite: Goddess of Love coming out later this year.

Each book contains, besides a the story of the god delightfully rendered in comic format,  an Olympians Family Tree, Author's Notes, information about the god (Roman name, symbols, heavenly body, etc.), G[r]eek Notes, discussion questions, bibliography, and recommended reads for both older and younger readers.

Also check out the Olympians' official website, which offers activities and information for teachers!

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