Zip Apollo The Brilliant One We re always excited to publish a new graphic novel by George O Connor And how awesome that it s an annual occurrence And I think that the gold foil on the cover of thi
Zip Apollo: The Brilliant One We're always excited to publish a new graphic novel by George O'Connor! And how awesome that it's an annual occurrence.(And I think that the gold foil on the cover of this book is an especially good use of foil!)Check this latest Olympians book out for more mythological adventures!. Apollo: The Brilliant One are Books From high atop Olympus, the nine Muses, or Mousai, recount the story of the powerful and quick tempered Apollo, the Brilliant One Born of a she wolf and Zeus, King of Gods, Apollo is destined fro the greatest of victories and most devastating of failures as his temper, privilege, and pride take him into battle with a serpent, in pursuit of a beautiful but unattainable nymFrom high atop Olympus, the nine Muses, or Mousai, recount the story of the powerful and quick tempered Apollo, the Brilliant One Born of a she wolf and Zeus, King of Gods, Apollo is destined fro the greatest of victories and most devastating of failures as his temper, privilege, and pride take him into battle with a serpent, in pursuit of a beautiful but unattainable nymph, and into deadly competition with his beloved Watch closely as Apollo navigates the tumultuous world in which he lives Will he rise above the rest and fulfill his destiny as the son of Zeus, or will he falter, consumed by his flaws, and destroy all that he touches. George O Connor is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Kapow , Kersplash, and Sally and the Some thing JOURNEY INTO MOHAWK COUNTRY was his first graphic novel, a long held dream that weaves together his passion for history and ongoing research into Native American life He s also the author illustrator of a new picture book, If I Had a Raptor He lives in Brooklyn, New York.. Good Ebook Apollo: The Brilliant One Book released on Jan. 26/16This is another solid entry in O'Connor's Olympians series, this time covering the legends of Apollo who is best known as the sun god (but also holds healing and prophecy, among others, under his purview). As usual, the artwork is very well-done, in the same unique style as O'Connor's other books. And following previous formats, in this book readers can find extras such as Character profiles, as well as interesting facts and notes that O'Connor collected while researching the myths themselves. Personally I always find these notes really interesting, with all the little details he discovers and discussions on how the stories varied from place to place and time to time.As usual, while O'Connor covers some of the better-known stories (such as Letos' journey throughout her pregnancy, and the birth of the twins), he also breaks new ground for readers by telling some of the stories that aren't as well-known. Here, these stories include a 'morality tale' of sorts, warning against hubris that is shown through a musical competition between Apollo and a prideful Satyr... which, as isn't unusual for Greek mythology, ends quite badly for the satyr. I was a little surprised, however, in how many stories were included in this volume that I wasn't familiar with - The contest with the satyr, or Apollo fighting the python, and founding the temples, for example. It made for a nice change, as opposed to going over the same stories as many other books of mythology. It also opens readers' eyes to another side of the mythology, as some of the darker myths often get bypassed in the focus on Apollo's roles in music and medicine. I received an ARC/pre-view of this graphic novel from First Second books through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.