Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy

The Graphic Universe publishing company puts out a series of graphic novels based on myths and history. My students cannot get enough of them, to the point where I keep them on my desk instead of in the library where they will disappear!

The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy gives a good background to students who are years away from reading The Iliad. This book, along with the rest in the series, gets reluctant readers interested in mythology. They are quick reads; once a student gets into the series they usually visit me every morning for another one to read.

The books are very short, about 50 pages, which makes them pretty expensive with their $9.00 pricetag. Still, for the number of students reading them we have gotten our money's worth. My recommendation is to buy it for your classroom or school library, but just take it out of the local library if you are considering the series for your home.

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