Graphic Mythical Creatures
A centaur is one of the wildest creations in Greek mythology. In this book, readers explore fascinating tales about centaurs and the dangers they were thought to pose to both themselves and humans. The featured story of "Hercules and the Centaurs" is presented in exciting graphic-novel form, using engaging artwork and accessible text to draw reluctant readers into the world of these wild and powerful creatures. Legendary centaur battles and thrilling tales of kidnappings and rescues are sure to keep readers engaged and pages turning.
* Reviews *Series Review: Graphic Mythical CreaturesEach book includes a two-page introduction to the creature to root its appearance in history and mythology, as well as a graphic-novel-style story about it and a page about related stories from other countries or mythological traditions. the books as a whole include a wide range of stories, from Greek myth to Russian fairy tales to medieval legends, so readers will get a feel for the wide range of the myths, something readers of individual titles only might miss. The stories are action packed and character driven, matched with artwork reminiscent of superhero comics. Characters, rather than creatures, are the prime focus of the stories in most cases, in terms of plot and imagery. Readers should be engaged by this treatment.School Library Journal