Zeus: King of the Gods: Olympians

by George O 'Connor

Part of a Series: Olympians.

Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods-and he must begin by destroying his own father. Afterword. Full-color graphic novel.

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ISBN: 9781596436251

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    First Second

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    Trim Size

    7 1/2" x 10"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.5, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.7, Points: 3


    Level: GN640L

    Awards & Honors

    2011 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Nonfiction; BCCB Blue Ribbon 2010, Nonfiction



    Author/Illustrator Biographies

    George O 'Connor says, "When I was in the fourth grade, my class studied the Greek myths. Each student was assigned a god or goddess to dress up as and give an oral report on. (I was Hermes, still my favorite Olympian.) From then on, my sketchpads (and columns of my notebooks and textbooks) were filled with doodles of Minotaurs, gorgons, and assorted deities. Many of the drawings in Zeus: King of the Gods can be traced back to those early sketches.

    "It didn 't take long for me to see the connection between the superheroes in my comics and the gods and heroes in my mythology books. That was the beginning of Olympians, the series for which Zeus: King of the Gods is the first volume. I 'm a very lucky man to have the chance to be able to introduce the wonderful old stories of ancient Greece to a new audience. "


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