Monday, April 15, 2013

The Olympians

Okay, I'm going to be honest here: these books are awesome. When I first got this series, I was obsessed with Greek gods. I knew anything and everything there was to know about them. So when I bought them I was really excited. See, the author (George O'Connor) doesn't talk abut Greek gods the way a history textbook would. He makes them into super heroes. They're not boring descriptions of the Battle of Troy, they're stories like Perseus fighting Medusa with a magic sword   (See, "Athena"), or Hercules and his 12 labors (See "Hera"). But I think one of the best parts of The Olympians are the "G(r)eek Notes" in the back of the book. It's where he describes some of the scenes in the book. But he makes them funny with his own opinions. The illustrations are really cool, too. Zeus's lightning bolts seemed to flicker and sparkle on the pages.

                                     Interested in this book? Click on the link below:
                                                        The Olympians Book 1 Zeus


  1. Hi! I love the Olympians series, too. My brother and I re-read them almost every day. My favorite one is Hera. And Aphrodite is coming out in December! My mom reads your mom's blog. Bye!

  2. These books look great. My boy is only 1 and a half years old, though, so maybe I'll just find them for me :)

    Thanks for including the link to - we live in Australia so these books might not be available in our bookshops.