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Zeus : king of the gods / George O'Connor.

By: O'Connor, George.
Material type: TextTextSeries: O'Connor, George. Olympians: 1.Publisher: New York ; London : First Second, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 76 pages : color illustrations, genealogical table ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781596436251; 1596436255; 9781596434318; 1596434317; 9781596437067; 1596437065; 9780329860974; 0329860976.Subject(s): Zeus (Greek deity) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Zeus (Greek deity) | Mythology, Greek -- Comic books, strips, etc | Zeus (Greek deity) -- Fiction | Cartoons and comics | Zeus (Greek deity) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Zeus (Greek deity) -- Fiction | Cartoons and comics | Mythology, GreekGenre/Form: Children's stories. | Children's stories. | Graphic novels. | Comic books, strips, etc. -- Young adult. | Graphic novels -- Young adult. | Young adult nonfiction. | Comic books, strips, etc. | Fiction. | Graphic novels. | Juvenile works. | Children's stories -- Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels.DDC classification: 741.5 | [Fic] Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 76).

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.

640 Lexile.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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Gr 5 Up-These riveting graphic novels balance carefully researched retellings with strong characterizations, satisfying humor, and superhero-style action. Stunning artwork and compelling scripts relate five thrilling stories about the headstrong Athena; provide fresh perspective on Hera and her role in the fraught-with-trials tale of Heracles; and introduce world-shaking Zeus, from sheltered boyhood to Titan-toppling melees to ascendance to the throne. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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George O'Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. His first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country , used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York almost wasn't. He followed that up with Ball Peen Hammer , the first graphic novel written by playwright Adam Rapp, a dark, dystopian view of a society's collapse. Now he has brought his attention to Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, O'Connor has published several children's picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow , Sally and the Some-Thing , and Uncle Bigfoot . He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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