zeusGeorge O’Connor’s Olympians: Zeus King of the Gods is an excellent companion to The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.  I am actually thankful that I had planned to read these two books together because I learned so much about Greek Mythology.  I also think that Olympians: Zeus King of the Gods and the entire series could be used in classrooms studying Greek Mythology.

In the inside cover of the book, there is a very useful Olympians Family Tree.  I referenced this text feature quite a bit while I was reading.  Since it has been so long since I read the complex, interwoven stories of each god and goddess.  In the graphic novel, Zeus, opens with how the solar system came to be a part of earth.  I found the comic illustrations to offer a much different perspective than what I recall learning in the past.

At the end of the book, I enjoyed the thorough author’s note, greek notes, and teacher guide information.  I knew that the author was well-versed in his understanding and study of Greek Mythology because of the detailed bibliography and recommended reading list.

Happy Reading and Learning!

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