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Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes.
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by acclaimed author Rick Riordan is a comical and refreshing take on Greek mythology. In his words, Percy will tell you how the Greek heroes “boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before!” Couple the entertaining book with absolutely stunning illustrations by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, and you have a can’t-miss book – especially if you are a Percy Jackson fan!
Rick Riordan cracks me up, and so seamlessly interjects humor and numerous pop culture references in the myths we learned growing up. It’s fantastic. For example, this line cracked me up – “Poseidon was a total sucker for Donna Summer. Don’t ask me.” Fabulous right? In another chapter, Zeus orders pizza and throws on a little Justin Timberlake. Rick Riordan is the master of the Greek mythology re-mix. [tweetherder][/tweetherder]
You’ve seriously got to check out this book. If the only myth reading you did was in high school Engligh, you need to see these stories through new eyes. (And you might score some “cool points” with your kids while you’re at it!)
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Excited about this book? You may also like Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, the companion book to Greek Heroes!
Want to keep the fun going? Download the Activity Kit for GREEK HEROES! The kit contains TONS of great ideas, games, quizzes, printables, and more!
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One lucky Chasing Supermom reader is going to win (and be back-to-school ready!) an awesome Percy Prize Pack!!! Get those entries in and good luck!
One (1) winner receives:
- a copy of GREEK HEROES
- plus a “Percy Pack” limited edition backpack!
My favorite has to be Artemis.
I like Persephone’s story.
My favorite is Athena, goddess of wisdom.
My favorite Greek God is hermes.
i’ve always loved the story of Persephone. Goddess of springtime and the underworld.