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The Red Pyramid
Contributor(s): Riordan, Rick, Collar, Orpheus (Adapted By)

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ISBN: 1423150694     ISBN-13: 9781423150695
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2012
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Annotation: A graphic novel adaptation of the first book in the best-selling series finds separated siblings Carter and Sadie reunited by their father, a famed Egyptologist, who inadvertently unleashes the dark god Set, compelling a dangerous journey across the globe in search of their connection to a secret ancient order. Simultaneous.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Voyages and travels; Fiction.
Mythology, Egyptian; Fiction.
Magic; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels
- Juvenile Fiction | Legends, Myths, Fables
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: 741.5/973
LCCN: 2012007905
Lexile Measure: 530
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Kane Chronicles
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 0.50" (0.90 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 154428
Reading Level: 3.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q49686
Reading Level: 3.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 28.0
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid and Book Two: The Throne of Fire. His other novels for children include the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Neptune, as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.


Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.


Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
Siblings Sadie and Carter are pulled into a globe-hopping chase seeking the truth of their family's tangled history with ancient Egyptian deities. The visuals are this graphic novel's biggest draw: Collar's suspenseful action sequences and vibrant colors leap off the page. The adaptation offers no further insight into plot and characterization, but Riordan's fans won t need it.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2012 December #1)

The first book in Riordan's Kane Chronicles gets the graphic novel treatment. The story follows that of Riordan's 2010 middle-grade novel of the same name, which stars Sadie and Carter Kane, the children of famed Egyptologist Julius Kane. When their father accidentally unleashes a dangerous Egyptian god at the British Museum and vanishes, the siblings embark on a perilous journey around the globe, which reveals hidden truths about their family. The plot lends itself fluidly to the graphic novel format, and Collar's cinematic artwork is well equipped to handle the story's larger-than-life mythological action. Gone is the digital recording narrative gimmick of the original book; instead, the twists and turns of Riordan's intricate story line are delivered through dialogue and through Sadie and Carter's dual narration, which appears in small color-coded panels. Collar, who also worked on Riordan's graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, packs his spreads with rousing technology and magic, as well as tongue-in-cheek details. New readers and existing fans alike will dive right in. Ages 10â??up. Agent: Nancy Gallt, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Oct.)

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Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

The first book in Riordan's Kane Chronicles gets the graphic novel treatment. The story follows that of Riordan's 2010 middle-grade novel of the same name, which stars Sadie and Carter Kane, the children of famed Egyptologist Julius Kane. When their father accidentally unleashes a dangerous Egyptian god at the British Museum and vanishes, the siblings embark on a perilous journey around the globe, which reveals hidden truths about their family. The plot lends itself fluidly to the graphic novel format, and Collar's cinematic artwork is well equipped to handle the story's larger-than-life mythological action. Gone is the digital recording narrative gimmick of the original book; instead, the twists and turns of Riordan's intricate story line are delivered through dialogue and through Sadie and Carter's dual narration, which appears in small color-coded panels. Collar, who also worked on Riordan's graphic novel adaptation of The Lightning Thief, packs his spreads with rousing technology and magic, as well as tongue-in-cheek details. New readers and existing fans alike will dive right in. Ages 10â??up. Agent: Nancy Gallt, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Oct.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2013 January)

Gr 4–8—In this graphic adaptation of the first book in the "Kane Chronicles" series (Hyperion), Sadie and Carter Kane search for their missing father, an archaeologist specializing in Egyptian antiquities. Their quest takes them to major world cities, where they learn of their family heritage as Egyptian magicians who seek to destroy evil forces throughout civilization. The book has a cinematic feel, with excellent aerial shots, images revealed from unique points of view, and action delineated by slanted panels. The full-color art has a slick, luminous quality, enhancing the magical elements. Color is used to excellent advantage. For example, historical images in monochromatic shades of silver, copper, and blue visually distinguish the old kingdoms. Judicious use of red text reinforces the evil voice of Sekhmet. The powerful superhero quality is evident throughout the tale, where gods and goddesses resemble superheroes. Women move like superheroes, especially Bast, who claims "Combat magic is my specialty." Contests between warring powers, the scorpion sequence, the appearance of Sekhmet, and the boat traversing the cataract all crackle with action. Occasionally, some of the changes in layout, such as a full-page horizontal spread of selected panels, abruptly interrupt the narrative flow and make following the story confusing. Still, readers will eagerly identify with Carter when he declares, "It was a fight to the death and I felt great." This action adventure is jam-packed with ancient Egyptian culture and mythology, and will captivate young readers.—Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

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