Perseus and Medusa by Blake A. Hoena
  

Synopsis

Perseus and Medusa by Blake A. Hoena

Captivate graphic novel fans by this series of some of the world's greatest myths, retold in dynamic graphic format. In this heroic tale, 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 can the youth fight an enemy he cannot even look at? He will need the wisdom and the weapons of the gods themselves. This book includes an author biography, discussion questions and extension ideas for creative writing to engage readers and their creativity.

About the Author

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 parent's house - and the fact that the trolls were hunting for little boys had nothing to do with Blake's pesky younger brothers. Later, he moved to Minnesota to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Since graduating, Blake has written more than forty books for children, including retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Perseus and Medusa myth. Most recently, he's working on graphic novels for Sports Illustrated Kids and writing stories about superheroes.

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Format

Hardback
72 pages
Interest Age: 8-10 years

Author

Blake A. Hoena
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Publisher


www.raintreepublishers.co.u...

Publication date

15th January 2010

ISBN

9781406214246


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