Marathon

Boaz Yakin, illustrated by Joe Infurnari

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The epic tale of the original marathon runner—just in time for the 2012 Olympic Games

It was a turning point in ancient history.

It inspires men to greatness.

It was the foundation of one of the greatest and most prevailing global peace efforts of the 20th century.

It was the greatest feat—and the tragic death—of a man whose legacy will never be forgotten.

In 490BC, an Athenian messenger named Eucles ran 153 miles from Sparta to Athens, and in so doing preserved ancient Greek civilization from subjugation to the Persian Empire.

This graphic novel from screenwriter Boaz Yakin and artist Joe Infurnari tells his story.

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MARATHON by Boaz Yakin, Joe Infurnari | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of MARATHON . Retold in Expressionistic blurs of action, this account of the battle of Marathon chronicles at once a glorious win for the underdogs and an awe-inspiring personal achievement.
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Boaz Yakin, illustrated by Joe Infurnari

Boaz Yakin is an American screenwriter and film director based in New York City. Yakin studied filmmaking at New York City College and New York University. He has written and/or directed many major Hollywood movies such as The Punisher, The Rookie, A Price Above Rubies, and Remember The Titans.  Joe Infurnari is an acclaimed comics writer and illustrator living in Brooklyn. His work has been recognized with multiple Eisner nominations, numerous publications, and membership in the prestigious web comics collective, Act-i-vate. He is the illustrator of First Second's "Mush!"

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Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List

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Trade Paperback
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June 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596436800
ISBN10: 1596436808
Graphic Novels
6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches, 192 pages, 2-color illustration throughout
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up
$16.99
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