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Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire
     

Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire

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by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams, Craig Phillips (Illustrator)
 

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The action heats up for Zeus and his fellow Olympians in this blazing Heroes in Training tale.

Phew, it’s hot! Under the titan Hyperion’s rule, the sun is burning even brighter than normal and scorching everything in northern Greece—including the villagers! The Olympians are forced to play a sizzling “game” of Dodge the

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The action heats up for Zeus and his fellow Olympians in this blazing Heroes in Training tale.

Phew, it’s hot! Under the titan Hyperion’s rule, the sun is burning even brighter than normal and scorching everything in northern Greece—including the villagers! The Olympians are forced to play a sizzling “game” of Dodge the Sunbursts as Hyperion hurls giant fireballs that could fry them to pieces!

Armed with some clues, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades set out to figure out why in the world Hyperion has been making things so hot. They also need to rescue Hera, who is still missing. Battling the extreme heat—and some fantastical and scary creatures, courtesy of their old foe Cronus—the boys are off on another epic adventure…and Zeus is one step closer to discovering his destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Hartzler
In book four of the “Heroes in Training” series, authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams bring us on a heated journey with the young Olympians as they dodge sunbursts being hurled at them by Hyperion. Most importantly they need to save northern Greece from burning to ash, including the villagers. The Olympians, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades set out to solve the mystery of why Hyperion has been making life so hot. They need to rescue Hera who is missing. While battling extreme heat, Holub and Williams give readers scary creatures and another epic adventure as Zeus gets one step closer to finding out his true destiny and finding the most precious person of all, his mother. Putting the pieces together, the Olympians must return the magical flame that lights the Olympic Torch. Binding the flame with the torch will not be an easy task but for the sake of the village and the villagers, they must carry out this mission. With short, easy to read sentences, boys and girls will be thoroughly entertained in this new novel. With surprising allies and fearsome foes, the action never slows. The story lines are easy to follow which makes this a highly recommended read for boys, girls and reluctant readers. Reviewer: Denise Hartzler AGERANGE: Ages 6 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442458031
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Series:
Heroes in Training Series , #4
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
869,603
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire


  • Meet the Author

    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 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.

    Craig Phillips is a freelance illustrator working from his studio in the sunny south coast of NSW, Australia. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Boston Magazine, and on numerous book jackets.

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    Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    All the other heros in training were great books and this one should be great to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Yes
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    ------------|---|----| ZUES' BOLT -----------------|===== |====== |===== POSIDEN'S TRIDENT
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Is it the fourth book?