August 28, 2015

FYI Friday: Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

On Fridays I like to share with you a book or two that I feel you need to know about (aka be informed about).

Today it's:

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
Author: Rick Riordan
Illustrator: John Rocco

This is the second book like this from Rick Riordan.  I also reviewed PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS

The two books are very similar.  This difference is that this time Percy is looking at the heroes.  And once again it is written with Percy telling the stories.  Because of that you'll find humorous thoughts inserted and a more casual style to the stories.  But again - the stories aren't shortened or anything.  The whole Greek stories are there!

Each story is enhanced by the amazing artwork of John Rocco.
The artwork is amazing!!!

If you are a Percy Jackson fan this is a must-have!

About the Book

Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

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