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Goddess Girls Set: Athena the Brain; Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty
     

Goddess Girls Set: Athena the Brain; Persephone the Phony; Aphrodite the Beauty

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by Joan Holub
 
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.

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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 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).

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442443136
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Goddess Girls Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.
Suzanne Williams is the author of over fifty books for children, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, and the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives outside Seattle, Washington, and is online at Suzanne-Williams.com.

Together, Joan and Suzanne write the Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series.

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Goddess Girls Set 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Percy Jackson and i learn more about the goddess girls
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are a great and fun way to teach kids about greek myths.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was awsome!!!!!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Put your fingie over the o but godess girls was good i guess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books ROCK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant put this book down i love this series! -Book beauty237
Marilou Canlas More than 1 year ago
This book os awsome best goddess book i eva had
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Percy jackson is actually acurate. It seems like they just make it up as they go. I mean really athena was born a goddess. And she knew about it. Come on people. It isn't that hard to leaen a couple myths. - mythical morning
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will never be bored with a good book and I think that this is a really good book. Enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some people dont like that just crazy she is so smart just like me and it is just make belive so if you thout it was real get your head on straight then look in the sky see if you can see MOA and if you dont thank me for helping you
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! I have read a lot of different books, and I have to say that this is really creative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series of books is phenominal! It's mythical creatures and magical beings , and all these fantasy places really just make it more entertaining to read . Also it is very well written and incredibly detailed and descriptive .I really enjoy it and look foward to reading more. It is simply just wonderful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all 4 books theyre very very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool bok make more
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so good that I read it everyday!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
in the myths, Athena kills sombody named Pallas, but in the books, Pallas and Athena are BFFs. But its still a good book if you want an entertaining book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago