Parents' Guide to

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Often tragic, often bloody stories with a fun Percy twist.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+
Whilst it is bloody it is good.

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models
age 9+

My 10-year old loves this!

My 13 and 10 year olds think this book is awesome! I personally have not read it but heard snippets. The book is based on Greek mythology, which makes for an easy and enjoyable way to learn about it. The plot has lots of twists and Percy Jackson makes it seem very funny.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (11):

If it's possible, this giant, brilliantly illustrated volume is even more absorbing than Percy's take on Greek gods. As in Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, we get the warts-and-all portraits, and there are plenty of warts. Who recalled Hercules had such an anger-management problem? Or that the brilliant inventor Daedalus had such a horrible jealous streak? Author Rick Riordan takes pains to include some fascinating women in the mix -- no doubt they were harder to research than the men, and the extra effort is appreciated. Atalanta and Otrera are especially fascinating as extreme Wonder Women whom no man dared mess with.

Two maps help orient the reader quite well in ancient times. And Percy's modern sardonic-teen voice keeps readers laughing and the pages turning, especially when the character names get unpronounceable and the subject matter gets either too gross or too grim. This is a great book for parents to enjoy right along with kids.

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