Greek Gods #squadgoals
Greek Gods #squadgoals

Series: OMG Classics   

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Annotation: Retells familiar Greek myths in the style of social media posts, tweets, and texts.
Genre: Classics
Catalog Number: #148624
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Random House
Copyright Date: 2017
Edition Date: 2017
Pages: 113 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-524-71564-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-524-71564-9
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2016045295
Dimensions: 19 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
The series of emoji-heavy retellings continues with these Greek myths told via slangy texts between mythological characters. It's an amusing concept that unfortunately falls pretty flat. Readers without working knowledge of the stories and characters may feel lost as the clipped nature of the text doesn't allow for much exposition. The intended audience won't need the included "411" on acronyms and emojis.
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Horn Book (8/1/18)
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Lexile: NP
Guided Reading Level: Z+
Fountas & Pinnell: Z+

OMG Classics, the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts. Imagine: What if Mount Olympus got WiFi and the gods and goddesses had smartphones? The classic Greek myths get new life in irreverent and hilarious texts and posts!
Zeus, a king of the gods always in search of a new bae.
A squad of goddesses who can’t resist stirring the pot.
And the selfie-obsessed heroes out for all the likes.
If you have trouble telling Perseus from Theseus (#Greek2Me) or have ever wondered about Oedipus’s tragic dating profile or why Medusa’s Instagram never got traction—this satirical book of Greek myths retold for the Internet age is for you!
tl;dr D’Aulaires’ and Homer’s Greek myths told through characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any reader—young or old—with a sense of humor!

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

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