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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
173 Book Reviews
  • strawberrycow13
    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
      sprinklesweetie6 months44 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
        gold3nglare9 months55 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
          tankee9 months55 stars
          I read this a few years ago but I still can't stop laughing every time I read this!!!!
          • jb9
            jb9over 1 year44 stars
            I want to read this book because I love the first book and so I know I will love this one!!!
            • issy1568
              issy1568over 1 year55 stars
              this will help people learn about greek mythology
              • issy1568
                issy1568over 1 year55 stars
                Supper book
                • wavebreaker_000
                  wavebreaker_000over 1 year55 stars
                  This tells about the stories of the greek gods.Loved it.
                  • wavebreaker_000
                    wavebreaker_000over 1 year55 stars
                    This is a great book because it talks about Percy,the son of Poseidon from Luke stealing lightning. Then he meets Tyson, a cyclopes and they heal Thalila., the daughter of Zeus. Then they rescue Annabeth, Athena's daughter from Luke, Hermes's son.And lastly he fights kronos and defeats him.
                    • sky_dragon
                      sky_dragonover 1 year
                      It looks awesome, I want to read this!