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 Percy Jackson's Greek Gods
 Author: Riordan, Rick

 Illustrator: Rocco, John

 Publisher:  Disney/Hyperion
 Pub Year: 2014

 Dewey: 398.2
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 318 p., col. ill., 31 cm.

 BTSB No: 754948 ISBN: 9781423183648
 Ages: 10-14 Grades: 5-9

 Subjects:
 Greek Gods -- Fiction

Courtesy of Random House Audio

Price: $25.61

Summary:
Percy Jackson, a modern-day demigod, tells the origin stories of the gods of Olympus and provides an insider's point of view - with plenty of attitude - in this illustrated collection.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 17.0   Quiz: 168542
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 20.0   Quiz: 64676

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/14)
   School Library Journal (10/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2014 Gr 3–7—Riordan takes the classic guide to Greek myths and makes it his own, with an introduction and narration by beloved character Percy Jackson. With 19 chapters, this oversize hardcover includes a variety of stories, from the early tales of Gaea and the Titans to individual tales of gods readers encounter in the "Percy Jackson" series (Hyperion), such as Ares, Apollo, and Dionysus. Percy's irreverent voice is evident from titles such as "Hera Gets a Little Cuckoo," "Zeus Kills Everyone," and "Artemis Unleashes the Death Pig," and the stories are told in his voice with his distinctive perspective ("Another guy who got a special punishment was Sisyphus. With a name like Sissy-Fuss you have to figure the guy had issues…"). The format and illustrations are fairly traditional, considering the tone, featuring painterly depictions of the gods and their world. While these are actual tales of Greek mythology, Percy's take adds more color than would be helpful for those working on research projects or reports. The stories do make for fun reading, however, and might work as starting points for schoolwork. This original and wildly entertaining spin on Greek mythology is bound to be popular among fans of the series.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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