The Goddess Girls Set: Athena the Brain; Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty [NOOK Book]

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Goddess Girls follows four goddesses-in-training – Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis– as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greco-Roman pantheon hone their mythical skills. In each book, readers get to see how each goddess became who we know today. These much-beloved classic myths are given a modern twist and follow storylines familiar to ...
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The Goddess Girls Set: Athena the Brain; Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty

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Overview

Goddess Girls follows four goddesses-in-training – Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis– as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greco-Roman pantheon hone their mythical skills. In each book, readers get to see how each goddess became who we know today. These much-beloved classic myths are given a modern twist and follow storylines familiar to modern tweens, from dealing with bullies (Athena and Medusa) to first crushes (Persephone and Hades).

Athena the Brain follows Athena's first days at Mount Olympus Academy. She always knew she was smart and special, but she didn't realize that she was a goddess! When she's whisked away to MOA, she worries about fitting in and dealing with her dad (Zeus). Luckily, she meets the Goddess Girls and finds the best friends she's ever had.

In Persephone the Phony, Persephone develops a crush on bad-boy Hades. Her mom (Ceres) doesn't approve, and neither do her friends. Persephone finds herself sneaking around to see him, but he ultimately tells her that she should tell them the truth and it's revealed that he isn't all that bad, just misunderstood! The GG support her and eventually her mom comes around too.

Aphrodite the Beauty features Aphrodite, goddessgirl of love, as she deals with jealousy after giving Athena a makeover (godboys pay more attention to her!), and dealing with a crush from an unlikely place -- the nerdy Hephaestus (god of the smith).
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisa Greenberg
What young girl would not love to be part of the goddess crowd? In this updated version of Greek mythology, the Goddess Girls—Athena, Aphrodite, Persephone, and Artemis—all attend Mount Olympus Academy and form a tight circle of friends. Athena, formerly known as the brain, puts her mind to good use and develops some wisdom about human relationships. Recognizing that revenge has limits, she learns how to channel emotions effectively instead of destructively. She also discovers boys in a human hero Heracles. Her so embarrassing father Principal Zeus offers a place at the academy to Heracles, but he may only stay if he accomplishes twelve heroic labors devised by his namby-pamby, scaredy-cat cousin. Zeus asks Athena to help out the new student, and, remembering her own difficulties with fitting in, she eagerly reaches out to Heracles. Together they clean the Stygian stables and trap the evil Hydra. She offers some creative ideas and he matches them with sheer strength; together they triumph...or do they? Perhaps they only followed Zeus's secret desire—to have some fabulous decoration for his latest and best temple. The ways of gods are mysterious, but this book is a fun read. Reviewer: Lisa Greenberg
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442443136
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: Goddess Girls
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 212,103
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Joan Holub
Joan Holub is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, Zero the Hero, Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers and Swirly Stars, and Shampoodle. She lives in North Carolina. Visit her at JoanHolub.com.
Suzanne Williams is the author of more than thirty-five books for young readers, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, Library Lil, Ten Naughty Little Monkeys, and the Fairy Blossoms and Princess Power series. She lives near Seattle in Washington State. Visit her at Suzanne-Williams.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Check the price

    These books are good for ages 8 to 11. The thing is that getting each of these books individually is actually cheaper then this set. That is not including tax, though.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    This book os awsome best goddess book i eva had

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Cool

    This is a great series. I love all the different powers that the girls have. I think it is a great series for all ages.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

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    Want to read!!

    8 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    LOVELY

    This book will inspire all kids even kids who don't understand very well will help them understand greek. This book is amazing. I never knew about Athena and her friend plus Athena living with her friend family and inventing the trumpet. This book is

    LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Great

    Good seris aewsome books but mytholigy in it dosn't make sense. I love greek mytholigy but this one gets the facts all wrong. But don't get me wrong, these books are the best but not for mytholigy

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Janae

    Soooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooool

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Gabbi Herran

    Love book so cool

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    TLS

    Crazy popular write to me with any troubles just put to TLS

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Asomenss

    I think it's a grat book for peopel who like greek miths and this has a prefect girly tuch

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    Moo

    I think this is a girls percy jackson hello kitty rocks moo

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Goddess Girl

    I love Percy Jackson and i learn more about the goddess girls

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Hello kitty

    Put your fingie over the o but godess girls was good i guess

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Read now!

    Great book i loved it

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Godess Girls;)

    The books ROCK!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    Great book

    These books are a great and fun way to teach kids about greek myths.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2014

    Terrible

    THESE ARE SO MYTHOLOGICALLY AND HISTORICALLY INACCURATE!!! It's as if the author wrote them with minimal knowledge of how Ancient Greek society worked and didn't do any research while writing them. Do yourself a favor - do not read them. Percy Jackson is so much better, and it is actually accurate. -The Wonder Cat

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Apricote the beauty

    It was awsome!!!!!!!!!:)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    read this book or else Pheme will tell the world aout how stupid you are

    This was an incredibly engaging book that had me hooked after the first page. Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic myths with the Goddess Girls series Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at mount olympus academy M.O.A. where the most privliged godboys and goddessgirls in greece hone their mythical skills. The main character Athena has always been above average.Shes never quite fit in at Triton Junior high, but who would have guessed that she is acrually a goddess?Her dad is principal zeus - king of the gods and ruler of the heavens plus pricipal of M.O.A. - to be exact. When she is summoned to mount olympus academy,Athena thinks she might actually fit in for the first time in her life. But in some ways school on mount olympus isnt that different from down on earth, and athena is going ro have ro deal wirh the baddest meanest girl in the history of greece -Medusa!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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