My son really likes Percy Jackson series, which is based on Greek mythology. I wanted to make sure he knew the actual myths. So I bought this book:http://www.amazon.co.jp/Greek-Myths-Marcia-Williams/dp/0763653845/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1392436029&sr=8-2&keywords=Greek+Myths
I actually would have preferred buying this one: http://www.amazon.co.jp/DAulaires-Greek-Myths-Ingri-dAulaire/dp/0440406943/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392436029&sr=8-1&keywords=Greek+Myths but 1.) it is twice as expensive and 2.) I felt my son would enjoy a comic book form better.
I took a photo and it’s the top book. I wanted to show what it is like inside. Isn’t it neat? (Amazon doesn’t have a “look inside” feature for this book.)
One thing I didn’t count on is that this graphic novel is really GRAPHIC. I asked my son just now, “What did you think of that Greek myths book?” and these are his exact words: “I don’t know. It was scary.”
It was scary, but a really good book. (Heck, it even scared me. There is blood and guts, murder and suicide.)
I told my son, “You are not six years old anymore. You are eleven. These myths are important to learn.” What do you think? Too scary for an eleven year old?