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Keep a Lid on It, Pandora! (Myth-O-Mania Series #6)
     

Keep a Lid on It, Pandora! (Myth-O-Mania Series #6)

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by Kate McMullan
 

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The story about Pandora opening a box and releasing terrible evils into the world? Totally made up! Pandora couldn't have cared less about what was in that box. The one who was really dying to know was Zeus. Zeus gave Pandora a box alright. A box full of really nasty items. But disease? Pain? Greed? No way. Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story

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The story about Pandora opening a box and releasing terrible evils into the world? Totally made up! Pandora couldn't have cared less about what was in that box. The one who was really dying to know was Zeus. Zeus gave Pandora a box alright. A box full of really nasty items. But disease? Pain? Greed? No way. Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the Pandora myth.

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Children's Literature - Maggie L. Schrock
The infamous myth of Pandora's box is explained in this fictional novel, written from the point of view of Hades, King of the Underworld. Hades explains how man was created (by Prometheus, of course), which angered Zeus. Next, Zeus, in turn, created Pandora, and gave her a gift from each of the gods. Zeus himself gave Pandora the gift of extreme curiosity, as well as a box she was told she was not to open. Thanks to a gift of good judgment from Athena, Pandora lives for years on Earth without opening the box. Zeus frequents Pandora's life disguised as various people in an attempt to trick her into opening the box; however, she never does. Unfortunately, she ends up in a tussle with Hades and the box comes open. Inside the box Zeus has trapped all of Earth's miseries. Pandora's gift of joke-telling and optimism saves the day, and life on Earth continued as we know it. Part of the "Myth-O-Mania" series, Keep a Lid on It, Pandora! is a delightfully written story about a well-known myth and is a standalone novel. A map, table of contents, and other tools make this book interesting to read and easy to understand. Reviewer: Maggie L. Schrock

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434234391
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Myth-O-Mania Series , #6
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
174,559
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Kate McMullan is the author of the chapter book series Dragon Slayers' Academy as well as easy-readers featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig. She and her illustrator husband, Jim McMullan, have created several award-winning picture books, including I STINK!, I'M DIRTY!, and I'M BIG! Her latest work is SCHOOL! Adventures at Harvey N. Trouble Elementary in collaboration with the famed New Yorker cartoonist George Booth. Kate and Jim live in Sag Harbor, NY, with two bulldogs and a mews named George.

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Keep a Lid on It, Pandora! (Myth-O-Mania Series #6) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would someone make up such a dumb myth like Zues, and Hades. They are both big MYTH-O-MANIACS! (old greek saying for big fat liars like Hades and Zues the cheater in a dumb game of POKER!)Okay now, I like the greek myth of Keep a lid on it, Pandora! I like it because it has a lot of story into it, so does the rest of the MYTH-O-MANIAC story's. And sorr for such a long Rate and Reveiew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is interesting in it own sort of way. It has many strange things that do not pertain to actual greek myths. Such as tvs and some other things. Good for kids who are not really into reading but would like to read a good kids book. Not for studying for a test though. So overall its an ok read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hades is SO a god. I know this because I enjoy mythology extremely. Whoever posted that is obviously under educated. Now, it's six people against one. Giving up yet? Just saying, Anonymous Cinnamon Cupcake Guava
Anonymous 12 months ago
Hades is one of the Olympians, newb
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It over dose it if you to learn greek myths percy jackson.And fyi its a pithos not a box.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course hades is a god
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agreed
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No, he's a greek god. His roman counterpart is Pluto. Read Percy Jackson!-#peace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HADES IS A GOD!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hades isnt even a god... do people know that? Its Pluto and his roman counterpart Dis so i can already tell that this is NOT REAL!