Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
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--John Peters . This version of a title originally published in 2008 includes original entries revised to encompass the entire series, plus three new essays—most notably Hilari Bell’s comparison of Percy with his far less upright namesake, Perseus: The Greek Hero—New and Improved! Elizabeth Wein and Riordan himself explore the origin and significance of Percy’s dyslexia and ADHD. Grades 7-10. The high-profile authors will get readers to pick this up. The role of Dionysus in both the series and in Greek myth receives a searching analysis by Ellen Steiber, and in the last and longest entry, scholar Nigel Rodgers offers an entire alphabetical glossary of ancient Greek gods, heroes,
Which Greek god makes the best parent?Would you want to be one of Artemis’ Hunters?Why do so many monsters go into retail?Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson’s world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero.Find out:Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could haveHow to recognize a monster when you see oneWhy even if we aren’t facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own livesPlus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn’t into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy’s mythical namesake.
M. Moore said Rick Riordan Rocks!. We recently bought Demigods and Monsters. It had the author's spin on Greek Gods and monsters as well as other authors' opinions. I liked the essay on grading the parents and parent-gods. It also had a helpful glossary of gods, heroes, myths, and monsters. It is a must-read for followers of the Percy Jackson series. Both the adult and kid in this family thoroughly enjoyed it!. "Five Stars" according to SV. Great book. My son couldn't put it down!. "Five Stars" according to Sarah. Great book!!!!