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 Trojan War : a graphic retelling
 Author: Chandler, Matt


 Publisher:  Capstone Press
 Pub Year: 2015

 Dewey: 939
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 205906 ISBN: 9781491420744
 Ages: 8-14 Grades: 3-9

 Subjects:
 Trojan War

Price: $22.61

Summary:
The story of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans told in graphic novel format.

Series:
Graphic Library. Ancient Myths


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 170929

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (04/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2015 Gr 3–6—These comic booklike versions depict the old Greek tales of magical creatures and superhuman men interacting with the gods, briefly sketched in small narrative blocks and energetic, dark-toned graphic scenes. A small statement about "Origins of the Myth" appears below the table of contents, and occasional text boxes labeled "Ancient Fact" explain character relationships or the Roman names given to these Greek figures. Dialogue, presented through speech balloons, is often vapid but sometimes adds to the story. The quick-paced tales of retribution, marital infidelity, cursed voyages, and vigorous combat among humans and between men and monstrous animals are greatly abbreviated, with some of the brutality glossed over, yet complex in the number and variety of characters and events. Read as a whole, the books feel repetitive. The final blocks in Hercules' tale are in mistaken order, confusing the conclusion. VERDICT Competent additions. - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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