Saturday, May 08, 2010
Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess (MG/YA)
Olympians: Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess. George O'Connor. 2010. April 2010. First Second. (Graphic Novel) 80 pages.
Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess is the second graphic novel in George O'Connor's Olympians series. And I think I liked this second one a bit better than the first. It is narrated by the Fates, and it tells a series of stories about Athena.
We learn about how Athena was born--and it isn't the usual way! We meet the two different Pallas she fought. We learn about her symbol the Aegis through a handful of stories. We also get the story of Perseus and Medusa! And the somewhat unfortunate story of Arachne.
I think these two books are a great way to introduce Greek mythology to new readers. And more titles are to come. The next in the series will be Hera and Hades.
Much is included in the back matter including fact sheets on Athena, Perseus, Medusa, and the Moirae. The Greek notes, of course, which are something that I got a lot of fun out of. Discussion Questions. Bibliography. And recommended reading.
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