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George O'Connor

Apollo. The Brilliant One (Olympians, 8)

The Muses narrate this collection, taking turns to tell different myths about Apollo:The birth of Apollo and Artemis.Apollo establishes the oracle at Delphi.Daphne.Marsyas.Hyacinth.Asklepios.A thoughtful Author's Note on Apollo follows. Profile summaries of Apollo, Asklepios, and the Muses are included along with eight points for follow-up discussion and a bibliography and recommended reading list that includes explicit reference to works used in the creation of the graphic novel (Hesiod, Ae(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Dionysos. The New God (Olympians, 12)

Dionysos opens not with “the new god”, but with the quieter, lesser-known deity, Hestia. The reader is returned to the beginning of the series (Vol. 1 Zeus. King of the Gods), which introduced the creation of the universe and the Olympians. Hestia tells this story, and that of the war with the Titans, this time from her own perspective. She then explains a little about herself; her disinterest in temples and the usual offerings and her content to be found in the hearths of people&rsq(...)

literary

YEAR: 2022

COUNTRY: United States of America


George O'Connor

Hermes: Tales of the Trickster (Olympians, 10)

This enjoyable graphic novel is the most humorous one of the Olympians series to date. The novel takes as its frame the myth of the killing of Argus Panoptes. A traveller and his dog arrive at the field that the giant, Argus, guards, where he keeps his many eyes on a lone white cow. The traveller begins to tell the giant stories:The first is the story of the dogs' complaint. Hermes arranged for dogs to make their complaint to Zeus about being under human bondage. But they "voided their (...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sarah McIntyre, Philip Reeve

Kevin’s Great Escape

This is the second in the “Roly Poly Flying Pony” adventures, featuring Kevin, a chubby winged pony who nests in a tree in the wilds of Dartmoor, in Devon, England.  Kevin becomes friends with a boy named Max, in The Legend of Kevin, and helps save the town of Bumbleford from flooding following a storm.  In this volume, famous pop star, Misty Twiglet, moves into Gloomsbury Grange, a mansion near Bumbleford. Her wicked agent, Baz Gumption, tricks Max’s sister, Daisy (w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


The LEGO Company

Lego Minifigures (Series)

LEGO’s permeation into popular culture is evident through its release of thematic sets to coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace in 1999, and through its collaboration with Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and The Simpsons. As of 2010, LEGO began to release themed collectible minifigures that were based on fantasy, sports, history, and popular culture. A minifigure is defined as a small posable person with ‘rotating arms, legs, hands, and heads… (with) connectors (...)

material

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United Kingdom United States of America


Voglio Una Mela Blu (V1MB) , Sybille Tezzele Kramer

Mischiamiti (Series)

“Mischiamiti” (series):“Mischiamiti. Il libro-gioco mitologico” (book-game), “Raccolta di filastrocche” per “Mischiamiti - il libro-gioco mitologico” (collection of nursery rhymes), “Le carte dei Mostri Mitologici” dal progetto a tema mitologico “Mischiamiti” (mythological monsters cards).“Mischiamiti” series contains interactive printing materials (such as “mix and match” game and cards) an(...)

ephemeral

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Online


Pauline Baynes, Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis

Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia, 2)

Prince Caspian is the second book published in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. In this sequel to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the Pevensie children – Lucy, Peter, Edmund, and Susan – sit at a railway station waiting to start their new term at boarding school. Suddenly, they are unexpectedly catapulted to a desert island. After some exploration of the island, they discover that they have in fact returned to Narnia – a magical land that they discover(...)

literary

YEAR: 1951

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Philippe Béha, Glen Huser

The Golden Touch. A Retelling of the Legend of King Midas

The Golden Touch. A Retelling of the Legend of King Midas is a book and CD version of an opera staged in Canada in which over 200 school children performed alongside a Chroma Musika cast accompanied by The Orchestre Symphonique Pop Montréal, with narration from UK comedian Terry Jones. The opera was composed by Greek national Giannis Georgantelis, and was run as a community project under the auspices of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, and the city of Laval. This w(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Canada United Kingdom


Marcin Szczygielski

The Heart of Nephthys [Serce Neftydy]

In the distant future, people cannot live on Earth any longer as it has supposedly been transformed into a dead planet. It is called “Duat” – which was the name of the realm of the dead in ancient Egyptian mythology (ancient Egypt is highly in fashion in the future human culture described in the book). The protagonist, seventeen-year-old Effi, and his mother live on a spaceship, as the boy’s genetic material does not match the so-called “federation pattern.” E(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Poland


Ash

The Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia, 5)

The Horse and His Boy is set in the ‘Golden Age’ of Narnia, when the children from the The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, were Narnia’s Kings and Queens. In The Horse and His Boy, the reader is introduced to Shasta, a boy who lives in Calormen and is the presumed son of Arsheesh. Shasta is fascinated with Narnia and has always wanted to go there. All the people in Calormen have dark skin and many wear turbans including his father, but Shasta is(...)

literary

YEAR: 1954

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Pauline Baynes, Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis

The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia, 7)

The Last Battle is the final book in the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. It serves as a culmination of all the events of the series. The reader is introduced to Shift, a bully of a gorilla who convinces Puzzle the donkey to wear a lion’s skin and pretend to be Aslan, the Golden ‘father’ of Narnia. King Tirian, with his unicorn, Jewel, hears news of Aslan’s return. Much death and destruction occurs in Narnia, supposedly at Aslan’s command. Calormene men who(...)

literary

YEAR: 1956

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Pauline Baynes, Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, 1)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first of seven-fantasy tales in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia. The Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are living with Professor Digory Kirke in his large house in the English countryside. They have been evacuated from London in 1940 to escape from the Blitz. The house is run by the strict housekeeper, Mrs. Macready. During a game of hide and seek Lucy discovers a wardrobe in one of the rooms of the house. Finding that(...)

literary

YEAR: 1950

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Pauline Baynes, Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, 4)

The Silver Chair, the fourth book published in the Narnia Chronicles by C. S. Lewis, introduces us to Jill Pole, a girl who attends Experiment House. She is cruelly bullied by some of the children there. At the beginning of the book she is found crying behind the gym by Eustace Scrubb. Eustace – who had appeared in the previous installment of the Narnia Chronicles, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – comforts Jill and confides in her about his adventures in Narnia. As they flee fro(...)

literary

YEAR: 1953

COUNTRY: United Kingdom