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The Lightning Thief by Rick RiordanPercy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
Call Number: FIC RIO
Publication Date: 2005-06-28
Perseus and Medusa by Nick Saunders; Thorsten Opper (Consultant Editor); Gilly Cameron CooperThis hi/lo series presents exciting retellings of ancient stories in a graphic novel-style format. Dramatic, action-packed illustrations bring each myth to life. Readers will be captivated by stories in which heroes battle monsters, gods interact with humans, and long-kept secrets are revealed. Ideal for reluctant readers, this series provides an accessible and enjoyable way to learn about the Greek myths.
Call Number: 741.5 SAU
Publication Date: 2007-01-12
Treasury of Greek Mythology by Christina Balit (Illustrator); Donna Jo NapoliSchool Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books--California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books--ALSC The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations. National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a "cast of characters" profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Call Number: 398.2 NAP
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff; Alan Lee (Illustrator)A master storyteller and an award-winning illustrator evoke the golden age of mythical Greece in this spirited retelling ofThe Odyssey.
Call Number: 883.01 SUT
Publication Date: 1996-05-01
Monsters in Greek Mythology by Don NardoThe ancient Greeks were seemingly obsessed by stories involving hideous, dangerous monsters. Modern experts think that tales of blood-thirsty dragons, one-eyed giants, and other scary creatures may have served a social purpose. Namely people needed to recognize and accept the existence of ugliness and evil in order to properly appreciate concepts like beauty and goodness.
Call Number: 398.2 NAR
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology by Don NardoThe ancient Greeks believed that all of nature was alive with intelligent beings, each of whom controlled his or her special niche of the sky, land masses, or seas. Moreover, unlike the perfect supreme being envisioned by Jews, Christians, and Muslims, the Greeks viewed their gods as extremely powerful, yes, yet also flawed. Like people, those colorful, often amusing deities made mistakes, cheated on their spouses, and fought among themselves.
Call Number: 292.2 NAR
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Heroes in Greek Mythology by Don NardoAt the very core of ancient Greek mythology dwelled the epic hero--most often a man but on occasion a woman--who was a larger-than-life figure blessed with extraordinary abilities, including superhuman strength, courage, and/or cunning. Such talents allowed a hero to do things that ordinary humans could not. These deeds included overthrowing tyrants, killing monsters, and fighting injustice.
Call Number: 398.2 nar
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Gods, Heroes, and Monsters by Selene NicolaidesWelcome to the mesmerizing world of powerful gods, terrifying monsters, and courageous heroes! This action-packed guide to Ancient Greek mythology is filled with profiles of the most amazing characters, as well as brilliant images, fascinating facts, and riveting storytelling. Lavish CGI artworks recreate the most dramatic scenes from famous Greek myths, while incredible artifacts from the ancient Greek period are taken out from �behind the glass�. Young readers will feel as though they are being whisked back to Mount Olympus itself, while the artifacts offer historical context to the mythology. Gods, Heroes, and Monsters takes readers on a tour of discovery in which the legendary creatures, epic battles, and heroic deeds of Greek mythology come alive. It�s the perfect way to introduce (or rediscover) all the stories of the gods of Olympus, the Odyssey, the Trojan Wars, and the adventures of heroes such as Perseus and Heracles. From fates and furies to the Minotaur and Medusa, this book will stir every imagination.
Call Number: 292.1 nic
Publication Date: 2016-07-01
Mythology by Edith HamiltonThe world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.