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It's All Greek to Me (The Time Warp Trio Series #8)

It's All Greek to Me (The Time Warp Trio Series #8)

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by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.


Everyone’s favorite time-travelers are changing their styles!  The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka’s wacky brand of humor.

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Children's Literature - Nancy Partridge
The dynamic trio, Joe, Sam and Fred are at it once again in this new segment of "The Time Warp Trio" series. The boys are about to start rehearsing their school play about ancient Greece when the script gets knocked into The Book, a magical time-warping tome reminiscent of The Never Ending Story. Suddenly, they find themselves in Hades, and so begins their quest to get back to the future. The celestial crew on Mount Olympus are a bunch of wise-cracking smart-alecks, sounding a lot like certain American eleven-year-old boys, many of whom might find the insulting tone very funny. There are a ton of references to actual facts about Greek mythology, so readers just might learn a thing or two along the way. This isn't great literature, but the humor, wordplay, and cliffhanger chapter endings could very well hold the attention of reluctant readers. There's a glossary in the back to explain a bit about the Greek mythological figures.

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Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
Time Warp Trio Series , #8
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Product dimensions:
5.07(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.22(d)
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

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It's All Greek To Me (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it was a very good book because their story is in the the right order of events. Unlike the other books it's i the right order of events. Also, I think it was funny how Jon Scieszka had the script fal into the book so the people in mythology were saying their lines in the play. If you have a chance you should read it. It will make your head spin but remember it's only a book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great and facinating. I recomend it to kids and adults of all ages. Read it and you will not regret it. If you dont your not very smart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is apperantly something missing in the book It's All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka. The book was about 3 boys that have a Greek Mythology book. When the boys(Fred, Sam, and Joe) hit or touch the book green mist appears and they travel back to Ancient Greece. The boys are supposed to be doing a play at school about Greek mythology but they mistakely hit thebook, then the green mist appears and they go back into the ancient days. In Greece, they meet gods like Zeus and much more of the Greek gods. The boys also noticed that mysteriously the gods have the same lines as the people in the play. Then for the rest of the book they are going all over Greece they are trying to find thier book. This book It's All Greek to Me I thought could have been written better and could have been more detailed and should be longer. I also thought it could have been explained better because when they reached ancient Greece they did not explain why the book was lost. I thought also that the book was kind of corny because it really seems like this is a children's book because it really does not seem to be real and the plot I thought was kind of stupid. That is why I only gave it 2 stars.
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