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Artemis : wild goddess of the hunt / George O'Connor.

By: O'Connor, George [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: O'Connor, George. Olympians: 9.Edition: First edition.Description: 76 pages : chiefly color illustrations, genealogical table ; 26 cm.Content type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781626725218; 1626725217; 9781626725225; 1626725225.Other title: Wild goddess of the hunt.Subject(s): Artemis (Greek deity) -- Juvenile literature | Artemis (Greek deity) -- Comic books, strips, etc | Artemis (Greek deity) -- Cartoons and comics | Artemis (Greek deity) | Goddesses, Greek -- Juvenile literature | Goddesses, Greek -- Comic books, strips, etc | Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile literature | Mythology, Greek -- Comic books, strips, etc | Goddesses, Greek -- Cartoons and comics | Mythology, Greek -- Cartoons and comics | Graphic novels | Goddesses, Greek | Mythology, GreekGenre/Form: Graphic novels, Juvenile. | Comics adaptations. | Comic books, strips, etc. | Graphic novels. | Juvenile works. | Comics adaptations. | Graphic novels.DDC classification: 292.2 Summary: Retells in graphic novel format the stories from Greek mythology featuring Artemis, goddess of the hunt.Summary: "Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a life of solitude, Artemis, Wild Goddess of the Hunt, finds power through her skilled hunting ability and mighty bow. She slays those who prey on the young and helpless. She is the protector of women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes the fearful, and is an unrivaled hunter. Follow mighty Artemis as she outwits brutes, protects the innocent from violence, and fights to take charge of her own world"--Back cover.
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"A Neal Porter book."

Genealogical table on inside of front cover.

Includes discussion questions (page 75).

Includes bibliographical references (page 76).

Retells in graphic novel format the stories from Greek mythology featuring Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

"Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a life of solitude, Artemis, Wild Goddess of the Hunt, finds power through her skilled hunting ability and mighty bow. She slays those who prey on the young and helpless. She is the protector of women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes the fearful, and is an unrivaled hunter. Follow mighty Artemis as she outwits brutes, protects the innocent from violence, and fights to take charge of her own world"--Back cover.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-With the latest in his series of books focused on the Greek deities, O'Connor brings to life the goddess of the hunt. Various individuals share anecdotes, weaving a nuanced portrait of Artemis: formidable, quick-witted, occasionally cruel, yet always deeply devoted to the natural world and intensely protective of women and girls. The images are dynamic, with the use of different perspectives creating drama and suspense. Blonde, blue-eyed Artemis is illustrated with cool tones, befitting her characterization. Complementing the visuals, the writing is exciting yet lyrical, evoking the poetry of the original legends. Some stories contain violence, and there is brief nudity but nothing explicit (in one scene, the hunter Actaeon spies the goddess bathing naked and as punishment is transformed into a stag and devoured by his own dogs). The back matter is particularly noteworthy: in "Greek Notes," O'Connor provides insightful-and witty-commentary, and his bibliography will intrigue readers curious about the source material. Though the author is true to the original tales (never shying away from their less savory elements), he injects a feminist perspective, emphasizing Artemis's strong relationships with other women and, in "Greek Notes," referring to Actaeon as a "creepy peeping Tom." VERDICT An excellent addition to graphic novel and Greek mythology collections.-Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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George O'Connor is a New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of the Olympians series as well as such graphic novels as Journey into Mohawk Country and Ball Peen Hammer. In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O'Connor has published several children's picture books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. olympiansrule.com

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