Oedipus: Trapped by Destiny: A TOON Graphic (TOON Graphic Mythology)

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Oedipus is born to a terrible fate. Can he escape it to save himself and his family? An oracle makes a ghastly prediction: the young prince will kill his father and marry his mother. Horrified, King Laius decides to kill his infant son before he can ever grow up to fulfill that prophecy. But destiny can't be avoided so easily. That child is Oedipus, who lives to lead a country. Discover his true family, and see how his own rash actions have only furthered the gods' plans. With unique flair and a wealth of details, cartoonist Yvan Pommaux brings to a new generation the tragic tale, which has thrilled and terrified us for thousands of years. A must to nourish young readers' imaginations.

Yvan Pommaux is a beloved children's book author in France who is known for his detailed research and illustration style. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris. Three schools have been named after him as a testament to the joy and educational appeal of his work for children.

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Yvan Pommaux is a beloved children's book author in France who is known for his detailed research and illustration style. In 1995 he was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris. Three schools have been named after him as a testament to the joy and educational appeal of his work for children.

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"A well-wrought and edifying adaptation."- Kirkus Reviews

"This is an excellent pictorial retelling of the Oedipus myth, made both clear and exciting for modern children." - Fred Patten Reviews

This graphic novel version Greek myth of Theseus, founder of democracy, and the Minotaur, a half-human, half-bull creature, is a widely appealing tale in which a heroic warrior reclaims his destiny...An accessible, informative, and enjoyable read." - School Library Journal

"Absolutely brilliant! Smart and well told plus the art is sublime." - Jeff Smith, Author of Bone

"A quasi-comic-book form that mingles fine-edged yet expansive drawings, speech bubbles and short paragraphs he packs a gratifying amount of detail into his rendition of this heartbreaking story."? - The Wall Street Journal

"A handsomely illustrated introduction to a classical hero." - Publishers Weekly

"A well-wrought and edifying adaptation."- Kirkus Reviews

"This is an excellent pictorial retelling of the Oedipus myth, made both clear and exciting for modern children." - Fred Patten Reviews

This graphic novel version Greek myth of Theseus, founder of democracy, and the Minotaur, a half-human, half-bull creature, is a widely appealing tale in which a heroic warrior reclaims his destiny...An accessible, informative, and enjoyable read." - School Library Journal

"Absolutely brilliant! Smart and well told–plus the art is sublime." - Jeff Smith, Author of Bone

"A quasi-comic-book form that mingles fine-edged yet expansive drawings, speech bubbles and short paragraphs...he packs a gratifying amount of detail into his rendition of this heartbreaking story."? - The Wall Street Journal

"A handsomely illustrated introduction to a classical hero." - Publishers Weekly

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