My son is 11 years old and loves Greek Mythology. He has read The Lightening Thief series twice now. He finished the Fablehaven series this summer and is just now starting The Beyonders. Can you suggest any other series for him?
First of all, I would tell you to go to this previous post, where in my amazing readers offered up great suggestions in the comments along with empathy, sympathy, understanding and wisdom.
It all speaks to an essential and weirdly fascinating (at least to me) truth: kids love mythology.
Why? I don't know. I mean, I know but I don't know, if that makes any sense. Sure, the stories from almost all cultures's mythology are amazing. The crazy squirrel from Norse mythology, the resurrecting gods in Egyptian mythology, the insane and thrilling beasts in all mythologies. Creature with body of a snake, hind legs of a lion and front legs of a giant bird? Yes, please.
But the enduring power of them is almost as awesome as the myths themselves. Check out the section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art near (part of?) the new Islamic Wing where they have the Sumerian and Babylonian art, and see the aforementioned snake-bodied Mushussu. It's a mosaic. It's from something like 7,000 BC.
How is it possible we are still entranced by this?
Anyway, perhaps that's enough digression? Let's find this young man a book series. I hereby nominate The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
Because it is fun.
But readers, do you have other, better, more mythological ideas? Put them in the comments, please!