Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt
Come and meet Artemis, wild Greek Goddess of the Hunt. Come and read her story, or many of them. Smile at old stories you know, like Atlanta and the Golden Apples, or read and wonder (and possibly say “Yikes!” or “Sheesh, Artemis!”) over new tales like Niobe and Her Fourteen Children. Although it’s my opinion, Artemis went overboard in that story. This is a funny book. In the beginning, Artemis is a child meeting Zeus for the first time. He asks her what he can give her, and she wants twelve hunting dogs, a chariot, the mountains, and on and on. She keeps asking and asking. I like seeing the pictures of all the things she wants. There are also “Geek Notes,” which are funny, frank, and informative. One of my favorite parts is where Orion hunts all the different mythical beasts. If you look it up in the “Geek Notes,” you can find out some information about each of them.
Written in graphic novel style, this spins tales of Artemis entertainingly. I liked everything about it. The illustrations made everything come alive. The way they were drawn, I could almost see the characters moving in my mind. And it is also full of adventure. I love how it is not all from her point of view, but also from Hera’s, Apollo’s, her mother, Leto’s, and Orion’s. If you like learning about Greek gods and goddesses, you must read this book. There are also lots of other books in the Olympians series, so if you like this one, you can go on to the next one. But if you only read books where everyone is nice to each other, do not read this. No offense to the author, it’s not his fault, but the Greek gods are not always very nice, which you probably already knew. But if you can handle that, and you want to learn more about Artemis, I think you should really read this book. What are you waiting for?