On The Same Page 2007

Fiction

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love by Bruce Coville
Painfully shy Juliet suddenly has an annoying throng of admirers after she is given a magical amulet; even more alarming is the fact that she can't take off the necklace. With the help of some talking rats, Juliet meets several Greek gods and goddesses who help her to uncover the locket's secret. A part of Coville's Magic Shop series: for grades 4 - 7.

Walking with the Dead by L.M. Falcone
Alex's father runs a museum of "oddities." Among the items, a mummy from ancient Greece comes back to life and propels Alex on a journey to the Underworld. A humorous and inventive introduction to the Greek myths for grades 5 - 8.

Myth-O-Mania: The Series by Kate McMullan
Using Hades, the ruler of the underworld, as her narrator, McMullan offers a humorous and irreverent counterpoint to the traditional tales which were told by Zeus, Hades' boisterous little brother. Titles in the series for grades 4 - 6 include: Say Cheese, Medusa!, Phone Home, Persephone!, Nice Shot, Cupid!, Have a Hot Time, Hades!, and Stop That Bull, Theseus!.

Quiver and Quicksilver by Stephanie Spinner
In Quiver, Greek heroine Atalanta tells her version of the legends about her, including the best-known legend that she agreed to marry any man who could outrun her. A story of a brave girl who is tricked into making tough choices. Quicksilver explores the mythic figure of Hermes, son of all-powerful Zeus, whose own first-person narrative conveys his fear that he may have been responsible for the start of the Trojan War. Grades 4 - 7.

Young Heroes: The Series by Jane Yolen
An action-packed series featuring heroes and heroines, the challenges that were thrown at them, and how they responded with courage and vigilance. Titles in this series for grades 4 - 8 include: Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast, Jason and the Gorgon's Blood, Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons, and Odysseus in the Serpent Maze.

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