Sunday, February 28, 2010

Background Reading

A super quickie: If you have a child who is interested in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, this little book from Dorling Kindersley (DK) is good background reading. It covers the basic relationships between the Greek gods and also many of the hero myths -- Hercules, Perseus, and Theseus -- and some of the more familiar stories like Pandora, Midas, Orpheus and Daedalus. It's a nice overview that helps put the Percy Jackson books in context and makes some of the monsters and events make more sense.

Note: this is the same book with different covers. Your bookstore might have either one.

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