Percy Jackson and the Olympians Sea of Monsters, The

The Graphic Novel

By Rick Riordan; Robert Venditti; Attila Futaki (Illustrator); Tamas Gaspar (Illustrator)
(Disney-Hyperion, Hardcover, 9781423145295, 128pp.)

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected arrival of his friend Annabeth brings more bad news: the magical borders that protect Camp Half-Blood have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and unless a cure is found, the only safe haven for demigods will be destroyed.

In the follow-up to the wildly popular The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel, Percy and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first, Percy will discover a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.

Featuring a faithful adaptation by Robert Venditti, stunning artwork by Attila Futaki, and sumptuous colors by newcomer Tamas Gaspar, Rick Riordan's blockbuster book comes to life in The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel.




About the Author

Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Nepture; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow; as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

Robert Venditti (www.robertvenditti.com) is the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novels The Homeland Directive, The Surrogates and its prequel, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone. He adapted The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel, also a New York Times best-seller. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Attila Futaki (www.attilafutaki.blogspot.com) provided the pencils and inks for the New York Times best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Graphic Novel. He also illustrated and colored the graphic novels Spiral and Severed (by Scott Snyder and Scott Taft). He lives in Budapest, Hungary.

Tamas Gaspar (www.gaspartamas.blogspot.com) makes his children's publishing debut with The Sea of Monsters, The Graphic Novel. His work has appeared in Men's Health and in advertisements throughout Europe. He also lives in Budapest, Hungary.




Praise For Percy Jackson and the Olympians Sea of Monsters, The

Gr 4-8 In this adaptation of Riordan's novel (Hyperion, 2006), Camp Half-Blood's borders have been poisoned, and Percy is off on a quest to find the healing Golden Fleece. The detailed, realistic art in full, rich color will appeal to fans of superhero comics: it is perfectly suited to the story's many action and fight scenes, none of which depict graphic violence. Fans of George O'Connor's "Olympians" series (First Second) may enjoy this similarly irreverent, action-packed view of Greek mythology. The text is succinct and witty, and there are many wordless scenes, including a few stunning pages in which Percy's friend Annabeth encounters the Sirens. Both high in quality and sure to be popular, this is a first purchase. Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY—SLJ

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