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The Mighty 12

Superheroes of Greek Myth
By Charles R. Smith Jr. (Trade Paperback, 2009)
Meet the most impressive of the gods and goddesses of Olympus--and even a few monsters--and see them revealed for what they really were: ancient superheroes with the power to shift shape, move mountains, and change fate. In this innovative introduction to Greek mythology, energetic poems and dynamic, comics-style illustrations create a seamless blend of the ancient and contemporary that depicts the gods in all their glory.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316073660

    • On Sale Date: 07/15/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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Meet the most impressive of the gods and goddesses of Olympus--and even a few monsters--and see them revealed for what they really were: ancient superheroes with the power to shift shape, move mountains, and change fate. In this innovative introduction to Greek mythology, energetic poems and dynamic, comics-style illustrations create a seamless blend of the ancient and contemporary that depicts the gods in all their glory.

Charles R. Smith, Jr. is the acclaimed creator of over 17 children's books for children. Some of his titles include the Baby Love series, I am America and Hoop Kings. He has been praised for both his stunning photography and his energetic poetry that appeals to kids. Charles maintains a Web site at www.charlesrsmithjr.com.

P. Craig Russell is a highly acclaimed comic and graphic novel artist. He has worked on many series with D.C. Comics, an illustrated series of the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde, and has collaborated with Neil Gaiman on several books, including The Sandman, Endless Nights, and a graphic novel version of Coraline, which is due out next year.
  • "Reluctant readers and comic book fans alike will enjoy the superhero personas along with the bold graphics and comic book style text...will surely be popular with young readers." (Library Media Connection).

  • "The poems are accessible and might encourage readers to dig more deeply into mythology." (VOYA).

  • "Smith and Russell make the pairing of classical material and a comics-like format look completely natural." (Publishers Weekly).

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 48
  • Physical Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316073660
  • On Sale Date: 07/15/2009