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

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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.

Hades, King of the Underworld, continues to reveal the true stories behind ancient ...

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Overview

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.

Hades, King of the Underworld, continues to reveal the true stories behind ancient Greek myths that have been twisted by Zeus. Hades maintains Pandora does not care what is inside the box that, when opened, releases evil into the world--but Zeus does.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434234391
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Myth-O-Mania Series , #6
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 209,670
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Mee

    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.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Ok book. ;)

    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.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    To the person who said hades isnt a god.

    No, he's a greek god. His roman counterpart is Pluto. Read Percy Jackson!-#peace

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    To awsome

    Of course hades is a god

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    #4

    Agreed

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Awesome

    HADES IS A GOD!!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Have to rate it to post it

    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!

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 14, 2013

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