Heroes of Olympus (Paperback)

By Philip Freeman, Laurie Calkhoven (Adapted by), Drew Willis (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442417304, 342pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

List Price: 10.99*
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Accessible, fast-paced retellings of the most important classical Greek and Roman myths, adapted for middle graders.

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. Sixty dramatic illustrations enliven the book.