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Graphic Novelist George O’Connor Thoroughly Captivates Fifth Graders

Poseiden! Zeus! Hera! Athena!
 
An excited group of fifth-grade boys could be heard calling out the names of Greek gods and goddesses as graphic novelist George O’Connor, writer and illustrator of Olympians, pointed to a series of vivid comic drawings on a screen at the front of the room. The boys were absolutely captivated throughout the time that Mr. O’Connor described in detail some of his Olympians books, explaining why he chose a particular Greek god or goddess, how he decided to draw them and why he included particular elements in an illustration.
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