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A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic--and sarcastic asides--to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who's who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. "If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that."

Dramatic full-color illustrations throughout by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco make this volume--a must for home, library, and classroom shelves--as stunning as it is entertaining.

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ISBN-10: 0141355417
ISBN-13: 9780141355412
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  • nbb2011
    nbb20115 months55 stars
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! Some grown ups might classify it as a young adult book with reason, but altogether it tells a bunch of great, humorous stories about the gods/goddesses. People who love comedy or greek mythology should 100% read this book. Again, I HIGHLY recommend it. : )
    • solace17
      solace177 months44 stars
      Pretty good book. Percy's commentary definitely makes this book even better. This book is about the greek gods. The book includes some stories about the gods. About the gods. And Percy's totally "unbiased" opinions.
      • unipug2
        unipug2about 1 year
        THIS IS AMAZING!! Rock Riordan uses sarcasm, funny dialogue, and understandable language to engage kids to read about history, just like Rush Limbaugh. With Percy narrating and easy script and illustrations, this is a wonderful book for readers of Greek mythology.
        • sprinklesweetie
          sprinklesweetieabout 1 year44 stars
          It is really truly hilarious how the author, Rick Riordan describes the gods in Perry's sarcastic context, and it is very funny because be makes it a fun way to learn about the Greek gods in a kid-friendly, non-boring way. Also, it is completely and utterly perfect in every single way. Once again Rick Riordan tells history in a charming and witty way, just like Rush Limbaugh!!
          • gold3nglare
            gold3nglareover 1 year55 stars
            Great book! I totally recommend, this is told by Rick Riordan's signature humor. If you're into Greek Myths, then you should definitely read this. It is a great book.
            • tankee
              tankeeover 1 year55 stars
              I read this a few years ago but I still can't stop laughing every time I read this!!!!
              • jb9
                jb9almost 2 years44 stars
                I want to read this book because I love the first book and so I know I will love this one!!!
                • issy1568
                  issy1568almost 2 years55 stars
                  this will help people learn about greek mythology
                  • issy1568
                    issy1568almost 2 years55 stars
                    Supper book
                    • wavebreaker_000
                      wavebreaker_000almost 2 years55 stars
                      This tells about the stories of the greek gods.Loved it.