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Olympians: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

Olympians: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

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Olympians: Aphrodite: Goddess of Love

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5/5 (13 valutazioni)
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80 pagine
55 minuti
Pubblicato:
Oct 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781466876811
Formato:
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In volume six of Olympians, graphic novel author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Look for the same thoroughly researched and wonderfully accessible comics storytelling as O'Connor tackles the story of the Aphrodite from her dramatic birth (emerging from sea-foam) to her role in the Trojan War.

O'Connor has outdone himself with this volume: the story is riveting and the artwork is beyond compare. Greek mythology has never been so vivid! This title has Common Core connections.

A Neal Porter Book

Pubblicato:
Oct 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781466876811
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

George O’Connor is the creator of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series Olympians, in addition to serving as the illustrator of the Captain Awesome series. He is also the author and illustrator of the picture books Kapow!, Ker-splash, and If I Had a Triceratops. He resides in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout, where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!

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  • (5/5)
    This book had many illustrations. It gives you a vivid thought in your mind. I recommend it to the teachers out there,students, and definitely people who love Greek myths.
  • (4/5)
    I liked it . . . . . . .
  • (4/5)
    Apparently I am late to the party with these - I have never seen these graphic novels nor have I heard of this author before now, and I am sad about that, but so happy that I have found these now. I received Aphrodite from my pen pal (yes, I have a real pen pal - she is awesome and I love writing to her). She shared with me that she is just starting to read graphic novels and really is enjoying these - and I completely agree with her.

    This isn't your normal graphic novel, but only in that you are getting a lesson on Greek mythology while reading it versus just reading a story. I like that and think that these would be a creative way to teach about Greek Mythology as well.

    The images were wonderful and the lesson/tale was great and I learned a few things that I did not know already - so I would call that a win. If you like variety in your graphic novels I suggest this one (I have not read the series yet but I can only assume they are good too), or if you want to learn some mythology it would be great for that too.
  • (4/5)
    I liked this volume of the series quite a bit. I thought Aphrodite was beautiful and I liked the myths that the author chose for her. I've never heard such a thorough version of her creation myth before. As usual there are amazing notes and a strong bibliography. Love this series.
  • (4/5)
    Stunning and quite enjoyable like the other books in this excellent series.
  • (4/5)
    A latest entry in the best-selling series focuses on the goddess of love and combines accessible graphic illustrations with thoroughly researched storytelling to recount her dramatic birth from the sea foam, her role in the Trojan War and more.
  • (4/5)
    I love Greek mythology but have to say that when knowing the next book was actually about the Goddess of "Love" I wasn't as excited as with the previous books in this series. However, O'Connor went in a great direction with his retelling of Aphrodite's story. He starts back at the beginning with Kaos and Gaea and re-tells the whole story of creation and the Olympians as was done in the first book "Zeus", though this time very quickly and from the point of view of Eros from which Athena is formed. After a few tales of Athena's interfering in occasions of love with her always present sidekick, Eros (better known by his Roman name, Cupid), O'Connor chooses to focus on the Judgement of Paris and the Golden Apple. This opens up a whole future of tensions and the set up for the epic War of Troy. O'Connor has added some modern sensibilities to his female characters and modern thoughts on the theme of love which some readers may appreciate, but this reader didn't bringing my rating down to a four. Otherwise, George's art is as divine as usual and I look forward to the next book but am at a loss to find it not advertised at the back of this one. Who will be featured next?
  • (4/5)
    Aphrodite. The Goddess of Love. The Goddess of....troublemaking? That's right, Aphrodite the Goddess of Love, is a troublemaker. Because what else is love, but something to stir the pot and create jealousy and envy...and even hatred. Not just amongst the humans of the world, but of the gods as well, for all feel the power of passion and love and anger that Aphrodite brings forth. For she has always been around. Longer than the gods, she is the same age as Gaia, the earth goddess. And while Aphrodite has just taken physical form and does not know the powers she carries, Zeus foresees the troubles that will come...and must make decisions that will cause chaos within the heavens themselves, to keep the world turning another day.This is a fantastic tale. I’ve always been fascinated by Greek and Romany mythology and I love how O’Connor puts this book together. It’s an easy read, but gives so much information to it and is so much better than the boring old books I remember reading about Greek myths. O’Connor makes the world come to life and gives personality to the gods that we meet so that we can understand why they did what they did. This is the first book though that we begin to get a hint that there's a greater plan in place, not just in Greek mythology, but within this series itself. Towards the end of the book Zeus has a chat with Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, discusses the power that love has to create chaos, and destruction, and even war. To me this is just a great bit of information, and well written, to add to the story so that readers understand that just because this book ends, the characters and the stories continue on. And what happens here can have a wide range of influences that are yet to come.I've always enjoyed George's artwork in these books with his great use of shadows and bold colors, and even a little bit of foil, makes the characters and the story come to life. And Aphrodite is no exception. The character of Aphrodite is more than just being one of the most beautiful women alive, its also about her movements, her voice, the way that she carries herself and George is able to capture this so that we get a good sense of just who she is and the power that she holds. Even better O'Connor really highlights the gods and goddesses faces in this volume, where we can see their confusion their hurt, anger, and all of the other emotions that come about because of Aphrodite. It takes a skilled artist to be able to pull that off and O'Connor is able to capture it in the nuances of the characters expressions with a raised eyebrow and a slight tilt to the head. It really helps make the characters come to life.One of the great features of this series, is at the end O'Connor has a section that talks about the different characters, who they are, and other details to help learn more about the Greek world. This is the perfect companion for people that have been enjoying the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan and want to know more about the Greek/Roman gods and how they work. It would be ok for elementary school age (3rd and above) but they would probably need to read it with a parent. But this would be an excellent book for a middle or high schooler (or even adult) that wants to learn more about the world of Greek mythology. I can’t wait to read the next volume. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.ARC provided by Gina at FirstSecond