Tales of the Greek Heroes (Film Tie-in)

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141962097

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9402

Explore the real Greek myths behind Percy Jackson's story - he's not the first Perseus to have run into trouble with the gods . . . These are the mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141329025

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7828

The mysterious and exciting legends of the gods and heroes in Ancient Greece, from the adventures of Perseus, the labours of Heracles, the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, to Odysseus and the Trojan wars. Introduced with wit and humour by Rick Riordan, creator of the highly successful Percy Jackson series.

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 9780141341705

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 304

View: 3389

In this retelling of the Heroic Age, you will meet the mighty Poseidon, God of the Sea; Zeus, King of Heaven and Earth; Hades, Lord of the Dead; and Artemis, the Huntress plus many more mortals and gods.

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Retold from the Ancient Authors

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 9780140366839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1069

A collection of nineteen Greek myths and legends features such tales as The Story of Prometheus, The Wanderings of Heracles, The Quest of the Golden Fleece, and The First Fall of Troy.

Tales of the Greek Heroes

Retold from the Ancient Authors

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 9780140366839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 935

A collection of nineteen Greek myths and legends features such tales as The Story of Prometheus, The Wanderings of Heracles, The Quest of the Golden Fleece, and The First Fall of Troy.

Tales of Ancient Egypt

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147519179

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4143

Originally published: London: Bodley Head, 1967.

Zeus

King of the Gods

Author: George O'Connor

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596434317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 5627

Retells in graphic novel format stories from Greek mythology about the exploits of the young Zeus and how he rallied an army and overthrew his father, Kronos, to become king of the gods.

Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece

Mythology's Great Tales of Valor and Romance

Author: W. H. D. Rouse

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663618

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 1159

The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…

Greek Gods and Heroes

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780780707634

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 150

View: 6272

The legends of long-ago Greece that have inspired centuries of great art and literature are retold here by a famous poet and novelist.

Spend the Day in Ancient Greece

Projects and Activities that Bring the Past to Life

Author: Linda Honan

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471154549

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7614

Chariot racing, peplos weaving, cooking, and helmet making! Anything can happen when you spend the day in ancient Greece! It is over two thousand years ago in Athens, Greece, and you are invited to join a typical family as they celebrate the birthday of the goddess Athena. Take a trip with twelve-year-old Alexander to see the athletes competing in the pentathlon. Work along with ten-year-old Helen as she weaves a gift for Athena. Meet their father, Philip, as he tends to sick patients, and their mother, Penelope, as she prepares for the special evening feast. Celebrate the history of ancient Greece with more than a dozen exciting activities! Write a letter using the Greek alphabet. Make a snake bracelet as a gift for a friend. Create masks to wear in your own play. Build a chariot that you can race on the sidewalks of your town! And at the end of your day, bring your own family together with Alexander, Helen, Philip, and Penelope to enjoy a feast under the stars!

The Illustrated A-Z of Classic Mythology

The Legends of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Norse and Celtic Worlds

Author: Arthur Cotterell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754828983

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9641

Combining ancient tales of warriors, heroes, giants, and gods, this anthology is a guide to the myths, legends, and fairytales from Greece, Rome, Northern Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia.

Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141358680

Category:

Page: 388

View: 5883

Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head? It's all here in black and white . . . Plus, an exclusive bonus chapter from The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series!

Treasury of Greek Mythology

Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426311915

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 2994

School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 Eureka! Silver Honor Books—California Reading Association Capitol Choices 2012 list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC The new National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children’s imaginations. National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter directing readers to more information round out this luminous book. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new readers, this vibrant book will soon become a family keepsake. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Weight

Author: Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847676502

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4105

Condemned to shoulder the world forever by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden . . . Jeanette Winterson's retelling of the myth of Atlas and Heracles asks difficult and eternal questions about the nature of choice and coercion. Visionary and inventive, Weight turns the familiar on its head to show us ourselves in a new light.

Heroes of the Night Sky

The Greek Myths Behind the Constellations

Author: Tom Kindley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908714329

Category:

Page: 32

View: 2533

The myths behind 12 key constellations are depicted in a bold, graphic-novel style with fold out pages and star maps.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

View: 8278

Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

American Gods

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380789035

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 1475

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, a strange man in the seat next to him introduces himself. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever he the same...

Greek Homosexuality

Author: Kenneth James Dover

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674362703

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 1273

To what extent and in what ways was homosexuality approved by the ancient Greeks? An eminent classicist examines the evidence--vase paintings, archaic and classical poetry, the dialogues of Plato, speeches in the law courts, the comedies of Aristophanes--and reaches provocative conclusions. A discussion of female homosexuality is included.

From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Your Real Guide to the Demigod Training Camp

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368002072

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1498

In response to an awful camp orientation video created by the god Apollo, Percy Jackson and other residents of Camp Half-Blood answer such questions as "What is this place?" and "Do I get to keep the T-shirt?" Newbies can check out the section on the Divine Cabins, read up on Magical Landmarks, and consult the chapter of Training Arenas. But Camp Half-Blood Confidential explores much more than just the buildings and grounds. It includes info that can only be learned from those who live there. For instance, campers do not always co-exist in peace and harmony. The camp is not run with superior efficiency. Prophecies do not flow forth with great regularity. Sprinkled throughout are stories from heroes who have called Camp Half-Blood home or just passed through on their way to places unknown. Chiron himself introduces the book with a brief history of training based on his millennia of experience. And, of course, there are divine words of wisdom from the god Apollo himself, because . . . well, because the demigod authors would prefer not to be struck down, thank you very much.

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

A Novel

Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0307555062

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7154

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship. The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story. From the Hardcover edition.