Patrice Sartor's Reviews > Zeus: King of the Gods

Zeus by George O'Connor
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3.5 stars. This title tells the story of Zeus, how he avoided being eaten by his father and came to rule Olympus. This is a fantastic way to learn about mythology, even though as I was reading to them, Warren (12, 7th grade), asked "I learned about all this stuff in last year's history class!" Well, maybe he knew all about this, but whatever I knew I had forgotten, and Trevor (10) was similarly ignorant.

The artwork is fine, though it isn't particularly my favorite style, it suits the story. The title boasts plenty of back matter, even though my kids weren't interested: an Author's Note, Greek Notes (explaining references to specific panels), bios of the gods, discussion questions, a bibliography, and recommendations for further reading. Lots of cool stuff!

Whether in the classroom or at home, Zeus: King of the Gods entertains as it teaches. I don't anticipate reading it again, but I'm glad we did one time through.
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