Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Goddess of Love

Book - 2014
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A latest entry in the best-selling series focuses on the goddess of love and combines accessible graphic illustrations with thoroughly researched storytelling to recount her dramatic birth from the sea foam, her role in the Trojan War and more.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596439474
1596439475
9781596437395
1596437391
Characteristics: 76 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm

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kamynchin10
Mar 18, 2015

Great book, I can't wait for Ares.

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gc2004
Sep 21, 2014

lol

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

graphic novel about greek gods and goddess

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
The most powerful of all the Greek gods rises from the sea and causes great good and great ill with her outsized influence.
- Betsy Bird

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maddoodler
May 06, 2014

awesooooooooooome

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landonhui
Mar 30, 2014

totally

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reckless_ginger
Mar 28, 2014

I loved this book! I can't wait for the next one!

Mark_Daly Feb 14, 2014

The early pages of this book are the best. When recounting Aphrodite's origin, O'Connor once again does a superior job at synthesizing the various accounts. He neatly fits her into his own version of the Greek mythos. The rest of the book features more foreshadowing than action, and frequent scenes of gods standing around talking. O'Connor's delicate inking and some of his panel compositions are reminiscent of the work of onetime Wonder Woman artist George Perez and longtime comics inker Terry Austin. He rightly emphasizes the prominent role that beauty plays in Aphrodite's story.

Sidewinder88 Jan 10, 2014

I admit I'm not too familiar with the myths of Aphrodite so I didn't know how accurate were the myths around her in this graphic novel like for the other gods in the other novels, but I do know O'Connor toned down the story of her 'birth' a little bit. I also expected the whole Trojan War myth to be included here, since allegedly Aphrodite was the one who started it off but only the judgement of Paris was included. But nevertheless I still liked what it offered, and its portrayal of Aphrodite as a 'new' goddess who wanted to officially fit in with all the the other gods of Olympus in power and legends was a nice touch. Hope O'Connor doesn't stop here and continues this series.

IsisNyle Dec 28, 2013

I never read it but i read all the others this has to be good

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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

this is about aphrodite it shows how she was born how much the gods liked her and a fight she had with athena and hera

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orange_dolphin_185 Jul 20, 2014

forgive my half brother ares he's a god of action and not much for words

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