I Am Hermes! Mischief-Making Messenger of the Gods
At birth, Hermes, son of Zeus and the Nymph Maia, says his first word: "Gimme!" In this graphic novel about the mischievous, fun-loving messenger of the gods, Mordicai Gerstein transports classical mythology to the 21st century.
"The world!" the newly born Hermes says. "It's even better than I expected! I love it! I want it all!"
On his first day of life, Hermes manages to trick a turtle into surrendering its shell and a ram into surrendering its horns, thereby inventing the lyre, music, and song! He also manages to steal his brother Apollo's precious cows, but later redeems himself by outwitting the giant brothers Otus and Ephialtes, who have kidnapped Mars.