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Athena

Grey-eyed Goddess
O'Connor, George (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Athena


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From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.
Authors: O'Connor, George
Title: Athena
grey-eyed goddess
Publisher: New York ;, London :, First Second,, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 76 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: George O'Connor
Summary: From the moment she emerged, fully grown, from the head of Zeus, Athena was one of the most complex Olympians. This graphic novel retells her many interwoven tales: how she killed Pallas, fought the Gigantes, aided Perseus, and cursed Arachne.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
ISBN: 9781596436497
1596436492
9781596434325
1596434325
Branch Call Number: jgn OCONNOR 2010
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Report This Aug 10, 2013
  • forbesrachel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

In form it remains true to the myths, and it is to its benefit that it is told in the way that it is. The Moirai are used as storytellers and this connects the individual stories together nicely. The one thing it is missing, is more examples of her wisdom.

O'Connor consistently packs a lot of story into an affordable package in this series. Here, he deftly weaves together a number of Athena myths, including many that may be little known to the casual reader, without sacrificing action or drama.

Great Book for kids!!!

Report This Jun 12, 2012
  • Sidewinder88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Athena is my favorite goddess. I love the way she was portrayed in this graphic novel. It told the myths in an interesting fashion without changing them around too much. I hope the author writes more of these, I would definitely read them.

Report This Apr 24, 2012
  • unbalancedbutfair rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This entire series by O'conner is excellent. Not just an excellent graphic depiction of greek mythos, but simply good telling of the greek mythos overall.This series is perfect for the child first exploring greek mythology, and for the adult who wants to revisit these myths. The myths are made understandable, but they are not as watered down as they normally are. O'conner does an amazing job balancing the content of the myths within a PG level story so that you really don't lose much of the original story. The conversation is good, it feels real, and has nuggets of other myths inside it. Even if you disagree with his interpretations I think you'll enjoy the work. Read them. Athena was always my favorite goddess and it's good to see her story told so well.

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