Publisher: Raw Junior LLC
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 254 x 197 x 10 mm
French author-artist Pommaux offers a solid graphic retelling of the life of Theseus, first published in France. ... Character bios, pronunciations, and an index round out a handsomely illustrated introduction to a classical hero.
Pommaux s illustrations focus on light coloring and shading, making the sometimes brutal story gentle enough for younger audiences. Large splash panels really draw the eye and give a great sense of story, which should help students who may struggle to read the large blocks of text. ... Teachers looking for a great resource on this myth will be pleased. Added at the end is an in-depth glossary that further explains characters and topics only briefly mentioned in the text, making it an ideal resource for those learning about this myth for the first time.
A widely appealing tale in which a heroic warrior reclaims his destiny. ... The full-color art complements and enhances the narrative. ... An accessible, informative, and enjoyable read.
School Library Journal
Sound effects and wry dialogue ... lighten the drama.... Pommaux s suggestion that Theseus neglected to change his ship s black sails because he was "distraught" over leaving Ariadne behind is a nice touch.
Absolutely brilliant! Smart and well told -- plus the art is sublime.
Jeff Smith, Author of Bone
An ancient story wonderfully retold in a perfectly ancient way, graphically," "text and pictures more together than either could be alone.
Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man
Adventure, mythology, and a Minotour! What's not to like!
Frank Cammuso, author of Knights of the Lunch Table"