Nothing makes for drama like tales of old, mad gods. We can reread our mythology books as much as we want, but then again, it's much more fun to think up what these gods would do if they were around today. Bacchus is a graphic novel collection by Eddie Campbell, who worked on From Hell with Alan Moore. […]
Get to know April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer, as she talks about the inspiration behind her latest book, Echo Echo, reverso poetry and which Greek god she would be for a day. Where did you get your idea for this book? I’ve written three books of reverso poetry. A reverso is one poem with […]
Stories of a magical world created long ago. Created long ago, a magical world of stories. Flip your idea of poetry and Greek myths upside down with award-winning author, poet, inventor of reverso poetry and April's Author of the Month, Marilyn Singer. In her third book of reverso poetry, Echo Echo, Singer breathes new life […]
Brooding over the entrance to the Chicago Red Line station is a figure straight out of antiquity. A replica Trojan horse guards the entrance to the subway, just one of the many amazing displays brought to Chicago by the Field Museum's new exhibit, The Greeks. A journey through 5,000 years of history, myth and craftsmanship, The Greeks weaves a […]
Why are we afraid of broken mirrors? Ancient taboos, fears about drowning, doppelgänger, demons, a tool of divination, the soul's prison? Trace the superstition back to myths of Narcissus, Echo, Hindu death spirits and the Slavic gypsy Fate goddess. Dig deep into the collective psyche. You may find a better history of a superstition in a comprehensive […]
Are you anxiously waiting for the first book in the new Rick Riordan series, The Sword of Summer? Looking for more epic, mythology-themed series to read? Try one, or all, of these action packed adventures: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: In The Alchemyst, twins in present-day San Francisco encounter goddesses from ancient Greece, Egypt and Scotland as they […]
Get to know Rick Riordan, October's Author of the Month. He explains the inspiration behind his writing, how he got his start and what makes the Heroes of Olympus series unique.
Go on a journey to an ancient land to fight a common foe in The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan, October’s Author of the Month. The seven demigods are finally together and traveling to Rome to fulfill the prophecy and close the Doors of Death. Along the way they encounter love-sick nymphs, twin giants, schizophrenic […]