Hera

The Goddess and her Glory

Olympians (Volume 3)

George O'Connor

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The story of Hera, Queen of the Gods, and the heroes who won her favor.

Volume 3 of Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, introduces readers to the Queen of the Gods and Goddesses in the Pantheon. This volume tells the tales of the many heroes who sought and won Hera’s patronage, most notably Hercules.

In Olympians, O’Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren’t sedate, scholarly works. They’re action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions.

O’Connor’s vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.

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Praise for Hera

Praise for Olympians:

“Definitely worth a visit for any young demigod.” —Rick Riordan

“Readers . . . will be delighted with this debut title in the Olympians series of graphic novels.” —BCCB, starred review

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George O'Connor

George O’Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. His first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York almost wasn’t. He followed that up with Ball Peen Hammer, the first graphic novel written by playwright Adam Rapp, a dark, dystopian view of a society’s collapse. Now he has brought his attention to Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, O’Connor has published several children’s picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow, Sally and the Some-Thing, and Uncle Bigfoot. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Hera
The Goddess and her Glory
George O'Connor

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YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing

Hardcover

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July 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596437241
ISBN10: 1596437243
Graphic Novels
7 1/2 x 10 inches, 80 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 9 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 9
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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July 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596434332
ISBN10: 1596434333
Graphic Novels
7 1/2 x 10 inches, 80 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 9 to 14
Grade Range: 4 to 9
$9.99
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