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Olympians: Poseidon: Earth Shaker

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Olympians: Poseidon: Earth Shaker

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4.5/5 (12 valutazioni)
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80 pagine
1 ora
Pubblicato:
Oct 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781466876842
Formato:
Libro

Descrizione

In the fifth installment of the Olympians series of graphic novels, author/artist George O'Connor turns the spotlight on that most mysterious and misunderstood of the Greek gods, Poseidon: Earth Shaker. Thrill to such famous myths as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athens—and learn how the tempestuous Poseidon became the King of the Seas.

This title has Common Core connections.

Pubblicato:
Oct 7, 2014
ISBN:
9781466876842
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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  • (4/5)
    Another great retelling of Greek myths. This book is a departure from other in the series in that Poseidon himself narrates the stories. The art is, as always, stunning.
  • (3/5)
    The most stunning feature of this volume is the art. Of course, every book in this series contains great artwork but O'Connor really outdid himself with Poseidon and probably because story was lacking here. Not O'Connor's fault, since Poseidon does not have many stories in which he features as the main character but rather appears very often in tales concerning other popular heroes and gods. For this reason O'Connor changes tune with this volume and has Poseidon telling us his story in the first person. We see how Poseidon is connected to Medusa, Odysseus, Theseus, Minotaur and others. Enjoyable storytelling but not as good as the previous volumes simply because Poseidon does not excite us the same way the other gods' story's do. While I've read countless retellings of Homer and didn't expect to learn anything new in this brief adaptation, I was particularly delighted with the artwork and the unique depiction of the cyclops. Not the best one, but still an enjoyable book in the series. The back cover tells us the next volume will feature Aphrodite! I can't wait!
  • (4/5)
    The Earth-Shaker. Father of Horses. Lord of the Ocean. One of three powerful sons of Kronos, Poseidon, along with his brothers Hades and Zeus (and their siblings) have freed the mortal world of the rule of the Titans. They take over their realms and usher in an age of peace...such as it is. Poseidon is deep and dark, calm and chaotic, just like the ocean that he dwells in. His children, like the cyclops, the pegasus, and his mortal children are often monstrous and destructive...reflecting the darker nature of their father, wreck havoc on the world above, causing conflict between Poseidon and the other gods. And at times...putting the three powerful brothers at war with each other.Unlike the other books in this series, O’Connor has Poseidon tell his own story. From the defeat of the Titans to his children to his time in Kronos’s stomach, O’Connor allows Poseidon to explain why he acts the way he does, which creates for a unique storytelling experience. And while it is an epic story, it sometimes strays from being the story of Poseidon and instead becomes the story of the Minotaur or Theseus (children of Poseidon.) And while O’Connor does this because there isn’t a lot of information on Poseidon, it just doesn’t read as a complete story like the books on Zeus and Hades. I really like the artwork in this book. It has such great use of color and shadow in the depictions of the world, especially the underworld. Instead of depicting it all flames and fire (which seems to be something some artists like these days) it’s more of a darker, almost hopeless place...much like it’s described as in the original myths. It might be a bit creepy for really young readers, but middle schoolers and above will enjoy it. I enjoyed most of the character design, although at times Poseidon’s mustache bugged me...it made him seem like a dastardly villain vs. being a god. Overall this is a great series and 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. Even better is that at the end of the book is nice a little feature that talks bout the different characters, who they are, and other details to help you learn more about the Greek world. Even better, from a librarian perspective, they have a bibliography! A list of websites and recommended reading list to go to get more information. I can’t wait to read the next volume in the series!