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FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS. The age range is 8 to 14 year olds.

Overall, this is a great beginner book for basic knowledge about Greek mythology. It is the equivalent of a Saturday morning cartoon for kids in book form. Each picture tells a story. I am 13 and think it is great for my age and also for my brother who is 11. This book would appeal to those readers who enjoy studying Greek or Roman mythology or the Percy Jackson movie series. The main character is Poseidon and it talks about his sons and his life. It talks about how Poseidon is meant for the sea and how his sons are just like him. This book is after the Zeus book and it’s in a series. The story begins with Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon looking down in a crack in the earth where the titans and cyclops are trapped. The other major character is Zeus (King of Gods), Hades (King of the Underworld), Athena (God of Wisdom), Odysseus (King of Ithaka), and Theseus (Son of Poseidon). Throughout the story, Poseidon says that he does not fit right with the sea although his place was determined by drawing straws. It sounds as though he is unhappy with the place given to him at random, when Zeus obtained the Sky, and Hades got the Underworld. Earth was neutral Territory.  Poseidon had multiple sons, so throughout the story there are certain sections that talk about certain sons of Poseidon. This book will leave you with an outline of the main mythology characters and their roles.

Check out Poseidon, Earth Shaker by George O’Connor from the Fairfax County Public Libraries 

Book Review by Jimmy Tran

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