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Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas

Young Zeus (edition 2010)

by G. Brian Karas

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Title:Young Zeus
Authors:G. Brian Karas
Info:Scholastic Press (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 48 pages
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Tags:Greek Mythology, monsters, creation

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Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas



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When Zeus was born, his mother Rhea gave him away to a magical she-goat named Amanthea so she could save his live from his evil father Cronus. Moreover, she gave Cronus a rock to swallow instead of baby Zeus. After Zeus became a young man he found out he was hiding because his father was afraid of being overthrown by any of his children and he ate all of them. However, Cronus only left his brothers and sisters who were the Cyclopes and hundred-hander, in the underworld. Zeus really wanted to feel how to have brothers and sisters and play with them. After Zeus went to different struggles, he became god of gods, master of lightning and thunder, and ruler over all. in doing so, he learned a lot about family.
  hildaalcaraz | Feb 6, 2017 |
This book is a short history of the beginning of Greek mythology. It tells the story of Zeus and his family and how he came into power of the world as a god. It is a student-friendly read and it has illustrations that help to understand the story.
  amelianewton | Dec 2, 2016 |
I really enjoyed Young Zeus, it is a great read for young readers with cute illustrations throughout and the art goes well with the cultural theme. The theme tells readers that together you can conquer more than you can alone. ( )
  chelseagarland | Nov 29, 2016 |
Very interested read, I love learning about the greek mythology and I think that children also find it very intriguing. This book would be best for a little bit older audience since it does have some graphic type scenes about children being eaten.
  Jacqcar | Jun 6, 2016 |
I thought this book was good! The language is clear and easily tells a story. The tale is told rather than read and I noticed this already, at the beginning, on the first page. It starts as, "On a night long, long ago... "Please take care for my son"..." (Pg. 1). The tone is interesting and does not bore the reader. Also, the plot of the tale is very simple and direct which makes it easy to follow. The rising action clearly begins on page 2 when it says, "...unaware of the danger should his father discover him". This begun the rising action which then in turn, meshed with the climax of the story. Aspects of the mythological culture/ country of origin come through and it is obvious to the readers that this book has not occurred in present day. You can also see this through the pictures. I think the main idea or message of this story is that with hard work, you can also accomplish big things just like Zeus became God of Gods. Most likely the goal that you may choose to accomplish will not be the same at Zeus' , but in striving for what you want, you can learn a lot!
  hfetty1 | May 2, 2016 |
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I really liked this one. I thought it was a great introduction to the legend of Zeus and how he became the king of the gods. I liked the art but wished it has been a bit more traditional. If I were teaching 9th graders, I would probably not use this book as we would use the actual myths. But, to younger readers, this is a great story to start with.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439728061, Hardcover)

From acclaimed illustrator and author G. Brian Karas comes a witty tale about navigating family and finding one's voice-based on Greek mythology!

This is the story of how young Zeus, with a little help from six monsters, five Greek gods, an enchanted she-goat, and his mother, became god of gods, master of lightning and thunder, and ruler over all. in doing so, he learned a lot about family. Who knew that having relatives could be so complicated, even for a god?

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"This is the story of how young Zeus, with a little help from six monsters, five gods, an enchanted she-goat (that's me), and his mother, became god of gods, master of lightning and thunder, and ruler over all"--Provided by publisher.

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