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Perseus and Medusa

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A prophecy states that the king of Argos will be defeated by his infant grandson Perseus, so the king throws Perseus, and his mother, into the sea. They are rescued by a fisherman, and young Perseus grows up, unaware of his royal birth. Before he can claim his heritage, the hero is ordered to slay a hideous monster named Medusa, whose gaze turns men into solid stone. How c ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Stone Arch Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Nicola Mansfield
Oct 24, 2009 Nicola Mansfield rated it it was amazing
This retelling of the famous Greek myth is quite complete in its details including parts of the story not always included in children's versions such as the Gorgons which frequently get dropped. But I was most impressed with the inclusion of the sidestory of Perseus's return journey home including his saving of Andromeda before he returns to court with the head of Medusa. A very true retelling keeping it suitable for children. There is a bit of violence, Medusa does get her head chopped off afte ...more
Joseph R.
Sep 08, 2013 Joseph R. rated it really liked it
This is a fairly faithful retelling of the myths around Greek hero Perseus. A prophecy said that he would cause the death of his grandfather, King Acrisius of Argos. Naturally the king isn't happy about that and sends his daughter and grandson out to sea locked in a chest. They are found and freed by some fishermen who take them in. Perseus has various adventures on the journey that takes him back to Argos where he accidentally kills his grandfather. The main adventure is killing Medusa and taki ...more
Colin
Oct 27, 2013 Colin rated it it was ok
A concise, stylised and dynamic version of the Perseus and Medusa myth. Ideal for less committed or lower ability readers.

I intend to use this book (amongst others) when teaching myths & legends to year 3 primary children - to compare the many ways in which stories can be told and passed on from one generation to the next.
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Dana
May 13, 2011 Dana rated it really liked it
Will never stop loving all these greek mythologies. This book also shows that graphic novels can convey more things and is more interestng and better than written novels. I really loved it!
Natalie
Oct 05, 2012 Natalie rated it really liked it
This book is a comic about Greek myths and legends. It is about how Perseus saved his family and the quest to kill Medusa. I liked this book a lot.
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This was for my son! But it was an ok read:-)
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Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where, in his youth, he wrote stories about robots conquering the Moon and trolls lumbering around in the woods behind his parents house, and the fact that the trolls were hunting for little boys had nothing to do with Blake’s pesky brothers. Later, he moved to Minnesota to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State Un ...more
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