After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this first graphic novel adapted from the popular Heroes in Training series! The terrible Titans--merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans--have dominated the earth and driven the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe...
Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightning. Every. Single. Year. Still, it's by far the most interesting thing that happens to him. He's never been far from the cave where he grew up and is beginning to think he'll never have a real adventure.
But Zeus gets his wish--and a lot more than he bargained for--when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In a scramble for a weapon to defend himself, Zeus grabs an actual
thunderbolt from a stone. Its incredible power keeps the Titans at bay, and its mysterious markings lead Zeus on a quest to rescue his fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus.
Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime--and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.Author:
8.40h x 5.60w x 0.70dISBN:
Ages 9-12Review Citation(s): School Library Journal
03/18/2022 pg. 1
About the Author
Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children's books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.
Suzanne Williams is a former elementary school librarian and the author of over seventy books for children, including the award-winning picture books Library Lil
(illustrated by Steven Kellogg) and My Dog Never Says Please
(illustrated by Tedd Arnold), and several chapter book and middle grade series. She also coauthors the Goddess Girls and Thunder Girls series with the fantastic Joan Holub. Visit her at Suzanne-Williams.com.
David Campiti is an animation producer and voiceover actor and is CEO of Glass House Graphics/Cutting Edge Animation & Publishing Services. His talent team has worked on such features as Despicable Me
, Gnomeo & Juliet
, and Horton Hears a Who
--and fully produced Niko: The Journey to Magika
and El Americano