Heroes of Olympus

By Philip Freeman; Drew Willis (Illustrator); Laurie Calkhoven (Adapted by)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442417298, 342pp.)

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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Fast-paced and action-packed retellings of the most important Greek and Roman myths.

Ancient myths continue to have modern relevance—for thousands of years they have been the basis for plays, operas, paintings, and movies. And in these retellings from acclaimed writer and scholar Philip Freeman, classic tales from Greek and Roman mythology find new life and inspire aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. Adapted from the lengthier Oh My Gods and specially tailored to a younger audience, these irresistible stories of philandering gods, flawed heroes, and tragic lovers portray the fundamental aspects of humanity and are filled with entertaining drama and valuable insights.

About the Author
Philip Freeman received his Ph.D. in Classics and Celtic Studies at Harvard University and holds the Qualley Chair of Classical Languages at Luther College. He is the author of thirteen books, including St. Patrick of Ireland, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, and Oh My Gods: A Modern Retelling of Greek and Roman Myths. He is currently working on a book about the life of Sappho, the first woman poet. Philip lives in Decorah, Iowa.

Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of "The Short Seller", "Nerd Camp", " "and "Standing for Socks "as well as "The Trouble with Mark Hopper". She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her at EBWeissman.com.

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including "George Washington: An American Life" and "Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom". She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com.
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