Michael Townsend's Art

Recommended in the March 2010 Issue of 'Parenting Magazine'
ALA Notable Book for 2011
From Hercules' snake assassin slippers to Arachne's wicked weaver rap songs, these are the mythic monsters and Hellenic heroes that have captured Western culture for centuries-- but a whole lot more fun. Each story showcases the wondrous and blunderfvl antics of gods and mortals in bright graphics that rival the super-heroic action of The Lightning Thief, burst with the knock-yoursocks- off humor of Jeff Kinney, and still remains unerringly faithful to the original  myth. Kids won't be able to resist the bickering sheep, unruly rulers, and undercover details of Amazing Greek Myths--while teachers, librarians, and parents can relish this new way to share moral messages that remain as relevant today as they were a thousand years ago.
(publisher's description)
"Townsend's style is cartoonish, with just the right touch of wacky good fun. He's skilled at showing characters' emotions and uses that skill at just the right moments to make readers laugh out loud." (School Library Journal)
"The entertaining, lively, and action-packed stories are spiced with slapstick throughout, while the moral messages are contained within loud, flamboyant action, leaving readers with plenty of rooms for laughs." (Publishers Weekly)
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