Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What We're Reading: Graphic Myths and Legends

I really like this new series we have at the library called "Graphic Myths and Legends." They tell cool stories and myths in the graphic novel format.

I just finished reading The Trojan Horse: the fall of Troy: a Greek legend (story by Justine & Ron Fontes; pencils by Gordon Purcell; inks by Barbara Schulz), and hope to read some of the others, like Hercules, King Arthur, Robin Hood...

If you're not familiar with the story of the Trojan Horse, it's a Greek myth chronicled in epic poems about the fall of Troy, said to have occurred around in the year 1200 B.C.

The story says that after 10 long years of war between the Greeks and the Trojans, a Greek had an idea about how to win the war. The Greeks built a HUGE wooden horse that was hollow on the inside. Greek soldiers climbed in and sealed it tight. Then the horse was rolled to the front of the Trojan wall and offered as a gift.

The Trojans rolled the big horse into the city of Troy and had a party to celebrate what they thought was the end of the war, since there were no Greeks left. However, once everyone was asleep the Greek soldiers climbed out of the huge horse and attacked the Trojans!
Run trojans, run!!
To find out what happens between the Greeks and the Trojans and to read more about this cool myth, check out The Trojan Horse, part of the Graphic myths and legends series.

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