Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology

Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology You think you know Greek mythology Mount Olympus was one rough zip code Here is the gods honest truth about these lying lovers, beast bearing dads, brawling bros, and evil shape shifters, who ate their young with relish and their siblings for dessert WHAT S INSIDE OH MY GODS Olympians take on the Titans to rule the world A dad swallows his kids to keep the peace The original party animal rocks it like it sBCE Hades welcomes you to the Underworld, where guests stay for eternity


About the Author: Megan E. Bryant

I ve counted books among my friends for as long as I can remember I was born in Santa Monica, California, though that beautiful city is just one of many places I ve called home my family moved ten times before I graduated from high school Moving so frequently gave me many opportunities to experience new places, meet new people, and make new friendsbut it could be lonely, too, especially while I adjusted to a new town or school When I felt homesick for people and places far away, I knew that I could always turn to my books, familiar friends who traveled everywhere I did Reading so much inspired me to write my own stories and poems, on topics ranging from birds and snowflakes to castles and talking pasta really.Looking back, all that reading and writing was the perfect preparation for my dream job writing for children and young adults I moved to New York City for college and after graduating from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Literature, I worked as a children s book editor for five years Another move this time with my husband led me to close my eyes, hold my breath, and take the leap to become a full time writer It was the best decision I ever could ve made.I ve lived in Winston Salem, North Carolina, for five years that s almost a record for me with my family, and I thank my lucky stars every day for the good fortune to write for kids and teens.When I m not writing, I m.Knitting obsessively, just like my grandmother did if there s a knitting gene, I got it from her Drinking another pot of teaDoodling on a 3 x 5 index cardAttempting to decipher the cryptic Post It notes stuck to my deskReading voraciously, especially nonfiction or current eventsCooking vegetarian food or,likely, making dessert Trying to save my garden from a fearless band of marauding squirrelsCuddling with my cat and wrestling with my dogCovering my kids with kisses copied from the author s website



10 thoughts on “Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology

  1. says:

    A humorous look at a variety of the gods from Greek Mythology The book is well organized, dedicating 4 6 pages per god Each God is outlined with quick to read facts like what their Roman name is, what their attributes are, and who their parents, siblings, friends foes etc are Key myths relating to each god are presented in short, easy to read stories that pick out the main plot points Stories along with facts are written with a touch of humor, and accompanied by pictures that are just a A humorous look at a variety of the gods from Greek Mythology The book is well organized, dedicating 4 6 pages per god Each God is outlined with quick to read facts like what their Roman name is, what their attributes are, and who their parents, siblings, friends foes etc are Key myths relating to each god are presented in short, easy to read stories that pick out the main plot points Stories along with facts are written with a touch of humor, and accompanied by pictures that are just as funny A great book to give someone who needs to do basic research on the Greek gods, a person who wants a quick and dirty of Greek god who s who, or the kid who is really into the Percy Jackson series


  2. says:

    The Oh My Gods A Look It Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology is a 128 page book about most of greek gods, like Zeus and Poseidon, Titans, like Cronus, and other creatures, like Pan It includes what their symbols are, some of their fun facts, and information on them It also talks about who their parents, siblings, spouses, filings, offsprings, friends, enemies, and some even who their pets are Included through their description are some stories about them, how they were created, andA The Oh My Gods A Look It Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology is a 128 page book about most of greek gods, like Zeus and Poseidon, Titans, like Cronus, and other creatures, like Pan It includes what their symbols are, some of their fun facts, and information on them It also talks about who their parents, siblings, spouses, filings, offsprings, friends, enemies, and some even who their pets are Included through their description are some stories about them, how they were created, andAlso, in the back is a family tree with who created who and who started it all Within the book are lots of pictures, and don t worry about nudity pictures of the gods, because they are all covered up in cartoon swimsuits I really liked this book because I m really interested in greek mythology Soon, I m even going to read the three other books, called What a Beast A Look It Up Guide to Monsters and Mutants of Mythology, She s All That A Look It Up Guide to the Goddesses of Mythology, and All in the Family A Look It Up Guide to the In Laws, Outlaws, and Offspring of Mythology It has also helped me with my world history class because I m learning about greek mythology right now, so it s even a great educational tool I really liked this book, so I would highly suggest for you to read it


  3. says:

    This a fun, entertaining romp through Greek Mythology It makes learning mythology exciting and humorous for kids and adults alike And you don t have to worry about nude statues and such as all pics of statues that would be otherwise unclothed have boxers or swim trunks or similar attire Highly recommended


  4. says:

    This was great for what it was If I were an elementary school kid, I would have eaten this up It s humorous, filled with pictures, broken down in an easy to follow fashion, and the book tied it back to how you see it today I m looking forward to the rest of the series


  5. says:

    ARGH I LOVE THIS BOOKI first read this book in third grade because THE TROJAN WAR and I loved it On Monday I checked it out from the Oswego Library because IT WAS CALLING TO ME and, surprise, I STILL LOVE IT It s just too darn funny If this book was a Try Not To Laugh video, I would fail EVERY TIME I mean, come on If you don t laugh at the God s Status Updates at the beginning of the book, not sure what else to call them , you DON T HAVE A SOUL and YOU BELONG IN TARTARUS If you do hap ARGH I LOVE THIS BOOKI first read this book in third grade because THE TROJAN WAR and I loved it On Monday I checked it out from the Oswego Library because IT WAS CALLING TO ME and, surprise, I STILL LOVE IT It s just too darn funny If this book was a Try Not To Laugh video, I would fail EVERY TIME I mean, come on If you don t laugh at the God s Status Updates at the beginning of the book, not sure what else to call them , you DON T HAVE A SOUL and YOU BELONG IN TARTARUS If you do happen to go to Tartarus, though, say hi to Cerberus for me


  6. says:

    This is a fact book on greek mythology, yet it is told in a very modern and colorful way Each god or goddess has their own profile as if they were on social media, and while it is written in anarrative form the facts are accurate and there is an abundance of them I would recommend this book for grades 5 8 as it is a little bitmature information when it comes to stories involving affairs and such This book would be a great read for an individual student, a student s conducting a p This is a fact book on greek mythology, yet it is told in a very modern and colorful way Each god or goddess has their own profile as if they were on social media, and while it is written in anarrative form the facts are accurate and there is an abundance of them I would recommend this book for grades 5 8 as it is a little bitmature information when it comes to stories involving affairs and such This book would be a great read for an individual student, a student s conducting a presentation on mythology, or to conduct a lesson on mythology


  7. says:

    This is a very nice Quirky introduction into Greek myths for kids Has a nice breakdown that fully explains what the myths are and explains who the gods are really well Also like the way they introduce the characters like a social media page that breaks down all the key details of the character Definitely a good intro for any child instructed in learning how the myths started that are old and are still relevant in today s times.


  8. says:

    What a creative way to present mythology What a fun way to read about mythology and with all the fun graphics too Hard to put down this one and see all the connections to modern day terminology I will be rereading.


  9. says:

    I did not like this book It was confusing and organized in what I thought wasn t a good way Some people might like the way that the book was set up in, but it just wasn t the book for me.


  10. says:

    Super FUNNY D


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