Rick Riordan is one of my favorite authors. I could claim that it's just because my students love his work. But, I love it, too! Percy Jackson is one of my favorite characters of all time.
So, it should come as no shock that I greatly enjoyed the Greek myths as told by Percy. This book is sure to catch the attention of many reluctant readers. It is also a nice introduction to Greek mythology. For those who have read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series, this book would be considered a must-have.
The stories of all of the major, and many minor, Greek gods are told with just enough humor to balance out the learning. Percy's wit is at the center of each tale. I would recommend reading this book before Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes becomes available in August. Personally, I already pre-ordered my copy! I listened to the audio book version of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, and the narrator does a fantastic job!
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Elizabeth Woodrum is the author of the children's book series, The Maisy Files. She is also a full-time teacher and creator of teaching materials that can be found on Teachers Pay Teachers. This blog is a mix of teaching and author topics.