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Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods (Percy Jackson’s Greek Myths) (original 2014; edition 2015)

by Rick Riordan (Author)

Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians (companion 4)

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Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider's view with plenty of 'tude in this illustrated collection.

"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week."

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic??and sarcastic asides??to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume??a must for home, library, and classroom shelves??as stunning as it is entertaining.… (more)

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Title:Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods (Percy Jackson’s Greek Myths)
Authors:Rick Riordan (Author)
Info:Puffin (2015), Edition: 01, 432 pages
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Fun retelling of the myths for the major Greek gods. Great for younger kids who are curious but who may get bored by the language of other mythology books. ( )
  LynnMPK | Jun 30, 2023 |
I'm normally not a big fan of modern retellings of myths, and there will always be something that makes me wince when a god or goddesses uses modern slang like 'bummer' or 'hey dude'. However, that being said, there is something wonderfully charming about Rick Riordan's writing and his characterisation. It was impossible not to love some of Percy's commentary along the way, especially the geeky bits. ( )
  justgeekingby | Jun 6, 2023 |
il numero di pagine è sbagliato. Le pagine sono 546.

Comunque, è un libro divertente, come sempre quando è Percy che racconta... Ma Riordan si prende troppe libertà nel raccontare i miti. Se vuoi raccontarli, raccontali come si deve! Ares un maschilista? Ma hai mai letto qualcosa su di Lui? Che cacchio! ( )
  thereadingpal | Jun 14, 2022 |
An informative and entertaining book about the Greek Gods, Riordan achieves his goal in telling the story of Greek mythology. ( )
  jonathanbrown23 | Nov 5, 2021 |
I love Rick Riordan's writing style and characterization. I have always enjoyed mythology and he does a great job of bring any and all mytholgy to life in a fresh and new way. I find the characters to be engaging and to feel really real. His characters feel fresh and diverse without feeling like he makes them diverse just to have diversity. He does not belabor the point of their diversity it just is a fact of who they are and yet anyone who reads his books can feel included in representation. I love how he weaves the mythology into modern times so you feel like you are learning something as you are being entertained. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
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To my father, Rick Riordan, Sr., who read me my first book of mythogy
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Juvenile Fiction. Mythology. HTML:

Who could tell the origin stories of the gods of Olympus better than a modern-day demigod? Percy Jackson provides an insider's view with plenty of 'tude in this illustrated collection.

"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week."

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic??and sarcastic asides??to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume??a must for home, library, and classroom shelves??as stunning as it is entertaining.

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