The Trojan Horse
The Fall of Troy [A Greek Myth]
From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends
For ten years, the battle raged. Thousands of ancient Greece’s best warriors battled their enemies, the Trojans, in a desperate attempt to win back King Meneleus’s beautiful wife, Helen. After a decade of fighting and thousands dead, the Greek forces suddenly fell back. Cautiously the Trojans ventured out of the city walls, where they discovered a giant wooden horse and a messenger. Should they accept this peace offering? Or is the gift horse too good to be true?
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||2.2|
|BISACS||JNF062000, JNF025020, JNF052030|
|Dimensions||6.625 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||107491|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides|
Library Media Connection
“This is a good series to introduce a variety of stories to young readers who are interested in folklore, fairy tales, and mythology.” —Library Media Connection
“Contemporary readers can discover the wonder of ancient stories through the eye-catching artwork and fast-paced storytelling of this series. . . he Trojan Horse evokes the feelings of weariness and despair experienced by both soldiers and civilians living through a long and bloody war. The authors also do an admirable job of condensing the complicated plot so that readers new to the story can learn about the main characters and events.” —VOYA
Author: Ron Fontes
Ron Fontes was born in Los Angeles. He grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, where his mother taught him to read at age 4. By 16, Ron had a science fiction comic strip in the local newspaper. He was a theater major at Austin Peay State University, where he costumed and performed in many shows while working at a printing company to pay for school. Ron went on to act in film before becoming an advertising executive, and he then moved to New York City and worked for Whitman Comics and Marvel. Ron is a prolific artist and co-author of over 500 children's books with his wife, Justine.
Author: Justine Fontes
Justine Fontes was born in New York City. She grew up on Long Island and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Liternature from New York Univeristy. Justine found her first job in publishing while she was a Freshman. She worked at various publishing houses before becoming a freelance writer. At Little Golden Books, Justine met her future husband, Ron Fontes. They started writing together and have written over 500 children's books. Justine and Ron moved to Maine in 1988.
Illustrator: Gordon Purcell
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Graphic Myths and Legends
Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →