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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (Anglais) Broché – 26 août 2014

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4Q 4P M J Percy Jackson's Greek Gods begins with a reluctant Percy wavering on whether he should tell "us" these stories because he does not want the Olympians to be angry with him again (as is his usual course). Percy eventually convinces himself that if telling us (the reader) about the Greek gods will help us survive an encounter with them in the future, then he will tell us the myths as his good deed for the week. Luckily, Percy is never short on his sarcasm and humor and adds both to every myth, along with some modern-day references. Percy starts with the creation of the world by Chaos and Gaea. He then describes with ease Kronos's rise to power and how all of the Titans and the original twelve Greek gods came to be (and what has happened to each of them), holding the reader's interest the entire time. This book is a wonderfully humorous collection of the original Greek myths. With titles such as "Apollo Sings and Dances and Shoots People," "Hermes Goes to Juvie," and "Persephone Marries Her Stalker," what is there to not love? Combining the sarcasm and wit of Percy Jackson with the original Greek myths is a great way to hook tweens and teens on the stories without boring them. The beautiful illustrations by John Rocco enhance each story without taking away from the action and drama. There is also a list of illustrations and an index to help the reader navigate to each god or goddess with ease.-Brandi Young.—VOYA

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—SLJ

"The clash of modern and classical worlds is both exciting and entertaining."—-The New York Times Book Review

"The novel's winning combination of high-voltage adventure and crackling wit is balanced with scenes in which human needs, fears, and ethical choices take center stage."—-Booklist (starred review)

Praise for The Last Olympian:
"Riordan masterfully orchestrates the huge cast of characters and manages a coherent, powerful tale at once exciting, philosophical and tear-jerking. The bestselling series's legions of fans will cheer their heroes on and rejoice in such a compelling conclusion to the saga."
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Percy Jackson takes a break from adventuring to serve up the Greek gods like flapjacks at a church breakfast. Percy is on form as he debriefs readers concerning Chaos, Gaea, Ouranos and Pontus, Dionysus, Ariadne and Persephone, all in his dude's patter: "He'd forgotten how beautiful Gaea could be when she wasn't all yelling up in his face." Here they are, all 12 Olympians, plus many various offspring and associates: the gold standard of dysfunctional families, whom Percy plays like a lute, sometimes lyrically, sometimes with a more sardonic air. Percy's gift, which is no great secret, is to breathe new life into the gods. Closest attention is paid to the Olympians, but Riordan has a sure touch when it comes to fitting much into a small space-as does Rocco's artwork, which smokes and writhes on the page as if hit by lightning-so readers will also meet Makaria, "goddess of blessed peaceful deaths," and the Theban Teiresias, who accidentally sees Athena bathing. She blinds him but also gives him the ability to understand the language of birds. The atmosphere crackles and then dissolves, again and again: "He could even send the Furies after living people if they committed a truly horrific crime-like killing a family member, desecrating a temple, or singing Journey songs on karaoke night." The inevitable go-to for Percy's legions of fans who want the stories behind his stories. (Mythology. 10-14)—Kirkus

Deities, humans, and creatures from Greek mythology appear throughout the Heroes of Olympus series and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Here, demigod Percy takes time out from his exciting, but surely exhausting, adventures to present a more organized introduction to Greek mythology-and 12 major gods and goddesses, in particular. The age-old stories are endlessly strong, resonant, and surprising, while the telling here is fresh, irreverent, and amusing. Percy's voice, along with the many pop-culture references, may make this a better fit for the fiction shelves than the library's mythology section, but readers will still come away with new knowledge about the deities. Weighing in at over four pounds, this hefty volume is also a tall, handsome one, with fine paper, richly colorful full-page and spot pictures, and simple, attractive borders on pages of text. John Rocco, who wrote and illustrated the Caldecott Honor Book Blackout (2011) and contributed the jacket art for Riordan's Heroes of Olympus and Red Pyramid series, illustrates the myths with drama, verve, and clarity. A must-have addition to the Percy Jackson canon. Carolyn Phelan—Booklist Online --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .

Présentation de l'éditeur

A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Relié .

Détails sur le produit

  • Broché: 416 pages
  • Editeur : Disney-Hyperion (26 août 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1484710606
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484710609
  • Dimensions du produit: 14 x 3,2 x 21,3 cm
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1 internautes sur 1 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile  Par Audrey DIRAISON sur 24 août 2014
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un livre très drôle et instructif en même temps, qui revisite les mythes grecs à la sauce moderne! un régal à consommer sans modération!!!
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61 internautes sur 61 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Funny and funky! 23 août 2014
Par Stepitup - Publié sur
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This was an excellent book! It was filled with all of the familiar elements of the Greek mythology, but with the hilarious Percy Jackson narrating, it's stuffed to the rim with modern and funny comments and side notes to keep up the interesting factor up a through the whole book. I actually was a little sceptical about downloading it because I know all the myths by Heart. But this book tells them in a completely different view. So even if you know all of the myths, this book will tell them in a completely new way. I recommend this book wholeheartedly for any fantasy fan.

P. S. I say don't listen to the haters at all

P. P. S. This is a review by a 10 year old, so you know that I told the absolute truth I swear by the river Styx ( it's the best oath that you can make, so you can't break it)
23 internautes sur 23 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Par the GreatReads! - Publié sur
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Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan is a Greek mythological adventure fantasy which is a huge, huge delight from start to finish. Percy Jackson’s captivating and mesmerizing voice throughout the book will leave you in a state of delirium. Mostly funny with a good dose of sarcasm, he doesn’t leave the reader in any doubt what he thinks about the gods and their insanities. This is a story that will be devoured by one and all.

John Rocco’s illustrations make the book all the more worth reading, and delightful. Many readers will be able to appreciate the story better with his impressive illustration as many wouldn’t be familiar with ancient Greek culture and society. When you hear the gods talking in slang, you can bet they are having a good time, and so does the reader. The next time you hear children using slang, you can safely assume that they are ancient Greek gods in the garb of teenagers. Hilarious almost to a fault, I love everything about the book.
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Absolutely Gorgeous and Full of Wit! 20 août 2014
Par Books31 - Publié sur
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The first thing I have to say is this book gorgeous.

John Rocco’s illustrations are breathtaking and the book is so professionally done that it could easily become a coffee table book that even adults would be proud to present.

Of course, that leads to the next issue, this book while gorgeous, is gargantuan. This is not the type of book that someone should or even could bring on a vacation to read by the beach, instead this is a book that you read inside while it’s propped up or laid down on a table to help support the weight.

Now that said, the e-book version which is easy to transport does include the gorgeous illustrations in color (if you have an e-reader or ipad that displays in color). So if you’re insistent on bringing this book to the beach then there is an available option.

As for the content, Riordan has done a fantastic job, this book contains the quick wit and entertaining tone that readers have come to expect from Percy Jackson, while at the same time it does an amazing job of presenting the Greek myths in a fashion to rival Edith Hamilton’s Mythology.

All in all if you’re a fan of Rick Riordan or want to learn about Greek Myths from an entertaining source then this is the book for you. Personally I think this is a book for all ages, and I whole heartedly recommend it.
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Beautifully ilustrated and full of wit this is a wonderful read! 21 août 2014
Par Liat2768 - Publié sur
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The Lightning Thief sparked an interest in Greek Mythology in both my kids and they checked out many books on the subject from the library. However, more often than not the dry style of writing did not appeal to my younger son. He did work his way through some of the books but this was more out of curiosity about the material covered by Riordan than an avid love of the subject matter.

He got this book yesterday and, except for an enforced night's sleep, hasn't surfaced from it for hours! This is not a light book but he has been lugging it around everywhere with him! This book is utterly irreverent and hilarious and is filled with Percy's signature wit. The larger details of the myths are all there but they are tweaked more than a little and written with the humor of a modern child, For example, the story of Hestia is titled 'Hestia chooses Bachelor Number Zero' and one of the quotes from Zeus is "Both of these fine gods want to marry you. Because I am a stand-up king and all-around thoughtful dude, I will let you pick. Bachelor Number One. Poseidon, likes long walks on the beach and scuba diving. Bachelor Number two, Apollo, enjoys music and poetry and spends his free time reading prophecies at the Oracle of Delphi. Which do you like better?" or try this line "You can't swing a cat in Ancient Greece without hitting one of Zeus' ex-girlfriends." Or just have a quick look at the Table of contents with chapters titled "The Olympians bash some heads" or 'Demeter turns into grainzilla"!

The book is not lacking in text and is a good read for an advanced elementary reader. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous but only appear occasionally making this a good solid read. This is a wonderful expansion on the Percy Jackson series and I hope it will encourage an interest in mythology in my young readers.

Update: Two days after writing this review we made a trip to our local library and the child brought home an armful of the Myth-o-mania series, a comic book version of the Odyssey and D'Aulaire's book on Greek Myths! I couldn't be more pleased!
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Beautiful as much as it is funny! 26 août 2014
Par kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession) - Publié sur
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Is there anything Riordan can'd do and can't do well?
I am sure his family could answer that question better than I but as far as his writing goes, I would have to say, no. No, there isn't anything this man can't write and have it not be spectacular.

This book ended up being so much...more than what I was expecting. So very funny in only the way Percy can be as well as a great addition to the series (both really) with all the helpful and insightful, not to mention gorgeous illustrations and summary on all the gods, demis, and minors.

I truly enjoyed this and know I will be using it to reference things with in the future as well.
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