Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O’Connor

Maggi Idzikowski is a Round I judge in our Graphic Novels category this year. On her blog Mama Librarian, she tracks her progress in numerous reading challenges and posts concise capsule reviews of books she reads with her four-year old. Her reviews take into account criteria both practical and entertaining, such as Awesomeness and Mesmerizitude.

Athena This past fall, Maggi looked at Middle Grade Graphic Novels finalist Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor. O'Connor's Zeus was a Cybils nominee last year, and this next volume in the Olympians series gives a somewhat modernized take on five myths involving Greek goddess Athena. In her review, Maggi says that this latest installment is at least as successful as the first one:

George O'Connor's magnificent prose and dynamic illustrations are a winning combination.

Click here for the full review.