Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunders by Mike Townsend

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"For fans of either comic books or Percy Jackson, or both.”—School Library Journal

From Hercules' snake assassin slippers to Arachne's wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes that have captured Western culture for centuries--but a whole lot more fun. Each story showcases the wondrous and blunderful antics of gods and mortals in bright graphics that rival the super-heroic action of The Lightning Thief, burst with the knock-yoursocks- off humor of Jeff Kinney, and still remain unerringly faithful to the original myth. Kids won't be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of Amazing Greek Myths--while teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago.
 

About Mike Townsend

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Mike Townsend lives and draws in Philadelphia.
 
Published January 7, 2010 by Puffin. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Along with being not too far from Emmanuel Guibert’s Sardine in Outer Space series, illustrated by Joann Sfar, in general look and tone, these free-spirited retellings should draw fans of John Harris’s Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors, illustrated by Gary Baseman (2005), and Charles R.

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