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Hades: Lord of the Dead

By George O'Connor

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Format: Paperback, 76 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 02 February 2012
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERVolume 4 of the highly acclaimed Olympians series! "Hades: Lord of the Dead "tells the story of the great God of the Underworld and one of the most famous of all Greek myths: Hades' abduction of Persephone and her mother's revenge. Be prepared to see a new side of Persephone in this dynamic adaptation of the story of the creation of the seasons. In Olympians, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology. This title has Common Core connections."Hades" is a" Kirkus Reviews" Best Children's Book of 2012

About the Author

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.

Reviews

Gr 6 Up-O'Connor explores the story of overprotective Demeter; her spirited daughter, Kore (aka Persephone); and Hades, Lord of the Dead. This retelling will encourage readers to think about these characters' motivations, see how and why each of them was conflicted, and empathize with their struggles. This book is atmospheric, with descriptions and images of the Underworld that are so captivating that readers will pore over those pages again and again. O'Connor's illustrations, filled with lots of color and haunting illuminations, are well suited to this exciting story and will attract even the most reluctant readers. Several resources for curious readers, including an Olympian family tree, character profiles, endnotes, and lists of recommended books and websites, are included. An author's note explains that it's technically Demeter, not Hades, who is the Olympian, but since the story is about three mythical characters, he decided to put Hades front and center because he would be the biggest draw.-Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"An outstanding addition to a first-rate series." --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)"O'Connor's brand of classical mythology for modern sensibilities serves as a good introduction to the gods and settings of the Greek myths." --Publishers Weekly"The writing is well done, the story line is interesting and moves quickly, the characters are colorful, and this adventure is exciting." --Children's Literature"O'Connor's artwork remains as strong as ever, especially in the glorious illustrations of the underworld." --VOYA"Atmospheric, with descriptions and images of the Underworld that are so captivating that readers will pore over those pages again and again. O'Connor's illustrations, filled with lots of color and haunting illuminations, are well suited to this exciting story and will attract even the most reluctant readers." --School Library Journal -An outstanding addition to a first-rate series.- --Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)-O'Connor's brand of classical mythology for modern sensibilities serves as a good introduction to the gods and settings of the Greek myths.- --Publishers Weekly-The writing is well done, the story line is interesting and moves quickly, the characters are colorful, and this adventure is exciting.- --Children's Literature-O'Connor's artwork remains as strong as ever, especially in the glorious illustrations of the underworld.- --VOYA-Atmospheric, with descriptions and images of the Underworld that are so captivating that readers will pore over those pages again and again. O'Connor's illustrations, filled with lots of color and haunting illuminations, are well suited to this exciting story and will attract even the most reluctant readers.- --School Library Journal An outstanding addition to a first-rate series. "Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)" O'Connor's brand of classical mythology for modern sensibilities serves as a good introduction to the gods and settings of the Greek myths. "Publishers Weekly" The writing is well done, the story line is interesting and moves quickly, the characters are colorful, and this adventure is exciting. "Children's Literature" O'Connor's artwork remains as strong as ever, especially in the glorious illustrations of the underworld. "VOYA" Atmospheric, with descriptions and images of the Underworld that are so captivating that readers will pore over those pages again and again. O'Connor's illustrations, filled with lots of color and haunting illuminations, are well suited to this exciting story and will attract even the most reluctant readers. "School Library Journal"" "An outstanding addition to a first-rate series."--"Kirkus Reviews" (Starred Review) "O'Connor's brand of classical mythology for modern sensibilities serves as a good introduction to the gods and settings of the Greek myths."--"Publishers Weekly" "The writing is well done, the story line is interesting and moves quickly, the characters are colorful, and this adventure is exciting."--"Children's Literature" "O'Connor's artwork remains as strong as ever, especially in the glorious illustrations of the underworld."--"VOYA" "Atmospheric, with descriptions and images of the Underworld that are so captivating that readers will pore over those pages again and again. O'Connor's illustrations, filled with lots of color and haunting illuminations, are well suited to this exciting story and will attract even the most reluctant readers."--"School Library Journal"

EAN: 9781596434349
ISBN: 1596434341
Publisher: First Second
Dimensions: 24.89 x 18.8 x 0.76 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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