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ISBN: 9781596436800192 Pages, Ages 12-18
The epic tale of the original marathon runner.
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.
"A must-read." - Comic Book Daily
Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year, South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List
Praise for Marathon
"Marathon gets righteous due -- and so does its greatest hero." - Kirkus Reviews
In the Press
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. - Kirkus Reviews