Friday, December 5, 2014

Book for Your Child Obsessed With Percy Jackson

The holidays keep getting closer, but don't worry, I'm here to help you with great books you can put under the tree.  If your son or daughter has flipped for the Percy Jackson series, then you can't miss this latest from Rick Riordan.

These greek myths are recounted the same way you would share family memories, peppered with personal comments and humorous anecdotes.  For every kid who wants to know more about the greek gods, this book is a must have!

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Title:Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

Author:Rick Riordan

Target:Grades 4 and up

What this book is about: 
Well, this is a book that recounts the stories of the greek gods.  Percy Jackson is the narrator and he brings wit, honesty and a little sarcasm to the myths as he shares an insiders view to how it all began and recounts some of his favorite stories … I mean family memories.

Why I love this book:  
I have always solidly been in the D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths camp.  This was the book of greek myths I grew up with and shared with my oldest son.  He devoured it the same way I had.  However, call me a convert.  I absolutely love this new version by Rick Riordan.

This book reads as though Percy Jackson is hanging out at your house telling you some family stories from the past - with plenty of color commentary.  I was drawn in immediately because of the tone of the stories and enjoyed them all over again, even though they were not new to me. 

Also the book has beautiful illustrations by John Rocco, it is oversized and feels extremely impressive.

Who this book is for: 
Any kids obsessed with greek myths after reading Percy Jackson must have this book in their library.  Also, if you have been itching to get your kids into mythology I absolutely guarantee that this book will delight them and peak their interest.

Final thoughts: 
Because of the impressive size of this book, it would make a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift that kids would actually want to read!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods  A portion of each purchase will go back to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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