Greeking Out Heroes and Olympians (Hardcover)

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Oh, Muses! Get ready for 20 brand-new, tongue-in-cheek tales from Greek mythology, as told by the team behind the smash hit podcast and New York Times best-selling book Greeking Out.

Want to know the greatest feats and the funniest secrets of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology? You’re in the right place. Told in the hilarious, kid-friendly voice that’s sent the Greeking Out podcast to the top of the charts, these stories of heroic victories, perilous adventures, and plain old mischief are sure to delight kids and adults alike. Plus, fans of the Percy Jackson series will love discovering the real myths behind their favorite (and least favorite) characters.

In this book, you’ll encounter a god kidnapped by pirates, sheep used as camouflage, a super-shiny fleece, some dangerous metalworking, the world’s most perfect animal, a really heavy boulder, and much more.

Dynamic, playful illustrations coupled with laugh-out-loud storytelling and real information about ancient Greece—delivered by the all-knowing Oracle of Wi-Fi—make this collection of fabulous fables an essential addition to your library.  

Complete your collection with Greeking Out: Epic Retellings of Classic Greek Myths.

About the Author

KENNY CURTIS has more than 30 years in children’s programming as a performer, writer, and producer. He is one of the creators of National Geographic Kids’ Greeking Out podcast series, which he hosts and cowrites alongside his daughter, Jillian Hughes. Together, Kenny and Jillian have helped develop a number of well-known kids’ content offerings for partners and platforms like Pinna, Tinkercast, Kidz Bop, and 8 Pound Gorilla Records. But Kenny may be best known as the human behind the long-running radio program The Animal Farm on SiriusXM’s original family music channel, Kids Place Live.

JILLIAN HUGHES is a professional writer with her heart in the kids and family industry. She’s a writer for National Geographic Kids’ Greeking Out podcast series and has contributed to other platforms including Pinna, Tinkercast, and iHeart. She also works as a copywriter, crafting marketing collateral for numerous industries. While she enjoys working with all her clients, she is especially partial to collaborating with Kenny—who just happens to be her dad.

JAVIER ESPILA is a Spanish illustrator who has been devouring cartoons ever since he was old enough to sit upright in front of the TV. This had the unfortunate consequence of causing serious inflammation of the brain, rendering him unsuitable for any job that required him to lift anything heavier than a pencil. In recent years, his condition has deteriorated, and he is now forced to write absurd and fantastic stories to alleviate the constant pressure on his skull. He lives with his wife and two daughters, who help him by alternating cartoons with video games.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426376276
ISBN-10: 1426376278
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Greeking Out