The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, José Villarrubia, Attila Futaki)28 Jun
I had been waiting and waiting for the graphic novel version of The Lightning Thief, so I was très excitée to get my hands on this! If you were in my grade 9 class, I know how much you enjoyed using this and the movie to comprise our media studies unit, so I hope you finish this series. The rest of the graphic novels are just as witty, thought-provoking, and well-drawn as this one.
Aren’t graphic novels the best? I know there are many parents and even teachers out there who can’t find enough value in them, but I think they’re fantastic for getting kids hooked onto reading. And for those of you who think that they’re “just a bunch of pictures”, let me tell you … SO MUCH HAPPENS in those pictures. And let me tell you something else … SO MUCH HAPPENS between the frames. The choices that the writers and artists have to make about what to include, what to exclude, and how to present everything just boggle my mind. I can’t even decide between a Caramel Crunch Frappuccino and a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, and these guys have way more serious decisions to make! If you haven’t gotten hooked onto graphic novels yet, try this one for starters. I’m sure you’ll love it.
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J’adore ce livre! Riordan is still at the top of my authors-to-meet list, especially since I was out of town when he was actually IN town. I can’t say enough about the fabulous friendship among Percy, Grover, and Annabeth … May you all be as blessed as these three are! And hey, this was great preparation for those of you who will end up studying mythologies in the next couple of years, but be forewarned … Riordan has taken some liberties in modernizing the Greek pantheon!
What is it about this book that I love so much? I just enjoy being immersed in a world that has one foot firmly planted in Greek mythology and the other squarely set in the modern era. So much of who we are now comes from who we were back then—our writing, our government systems, our Olympics, our olives, and, of course, our stories—that it’s neat to be in that society again, if only for a little while. Of course, Percy and his pals don’t necessarily traipse around Camp Half-Blood in togas with laurel wreaths on their heads all day (Or do they? No spoilers here!). But a storyline full of Greek gods and goddesses is my cup of tea, and I hope yours, too.
Merci d’avoir prendre ce parcours avec moi! Now I can’t wait for the rest of the movies to catch up!
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