Nice Shot, Cupid!

Nice Shot, Cupid!

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by Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber
     
 

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The story about the handsome Greek god Cupid and how he met Psyche? Just another lie from that myth-o-maniac Zeus! The truth is, when Cupid met Psyche he was a gawky teen god with bad skin and braces. Psyche was so beautiful, Cupid was scared to even approach her. Instead, he and Zeus cooked up a plan to kidnap Psyche. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to shine

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The story about the handsome Greek god Cupid and how he met Psyche? Just another lie from that myth-o-maniac Zeus! The truth is, when Cupid met Psyche he was a gawky teen god with bad skin and braces. Psyche was so beautiful, Cupid was scared to even approach her. Instead, he and Zeus cooked up a plan to kidnap Psyche. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to shine some light on what really happened.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
The latest installment of the "Myth-O-Mania" series as told by Lord Hades is about Cupid and his wooing of Psyche, a mere mortal. Cupid's got braces on his teeth and zits on his face and a penchant for shooting his arrows at the wrong people so they will fall in love with inappropriate mates. Then he meets Psyche who's being held prisoner at Zeus' summer temple by Cupid's mother, Aphrodite. Aphrodite doesn't like competition in the beauty department. But she turns out not to be a match for her determined son and the even more resolute Psyche. The beauty eventually gets promoted to goddess status so she and Cupid can marry. Cupid discovers he is no longer a dorky teenager. An amusing way to introduce kids to Greek mythical characters; even boys will like this story. The writing is lively and the story also includes information about the lives of Hades, his wife Persephone, Zeus and other gods. Zephyr, the West Wind, has a prominent role in the story, which she carries out with much whining and kvetching. This book is a useful tool in getting young readers to relate to old myths. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434246769
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Myth-O-Mania
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
352,310
File size:
3 MB
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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Nice Shot, Cupid! (Myth-O-Mania Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great im in the middle of it so funny!!!!!!!!!!worth it$$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love romamce or greek myrhology youll want to read it..Trust me.OK:) hope you enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book just not on the nook i love it an i also like geek myths so that was cool . Did you know the greek name for cupid is eros. The roman name is cupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trust me, this book is awesome!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and im going to read all the books hope you like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kind of book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read almost all the mith o mania books ,and they are awsome!! I'm just about to read this book and have a strong feeling Lord Hades is ganna fall head over heels into truble.(Like he always does!) (: (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why did you put 5 stars when you said you hate it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even the sample of this book made me think that i should really get this :) for those readers that love to read---read this you will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jwitt33 More than 1 year ago
A very fun retelling of the Psyche/Cupid myth by Hades! My Opinion: I received a copy of this book free of charge through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This is my first experience with the Myth-O-Mania series of books and I have to say that I absolutely loved it! Since each book tackles a different myth, you don't have to read them in order to be able to follow what's happening, which is good for me because I plan on going back and reading them from the beginning, that's how much fun I had reading Nice Shot, Cupid!  This book tells the"true" story of Cupid and Psyche according to Hades, God of the Underworld, because, as he puts it, "When it comes to myths, you can count on me, Hades, to give you the real deal." I have to admit that Hades has always been my favorite god because he's so dark and mysterious, dealing with the dead all the time, etc. Imagine my surprise when I found out that he has a wicked sense of humor and a great deal of love for his family, and mortals who may need his help. The humor in this book is tailored to the MG age group, i.e. "Yo, Hades!" Cupid said. "Am I ever glad to see you, man!" ... "Yo,  Cupid," I called back to him, wondering what exactly "Yo!" meant. He calls his wife, Persephone, P-Phone, and drives around in a chariot pulled by his steeds, Harley and Davidson! Hades is also quite the romantic. When Cupid falls in love with Psyche but is too embarrassed to show her what he looks like (because in this series, Cupid is a teenager, covered in zits, with a mouth full of metal and greasy hair), he kidnaps her and takes her to one of Zeus's palaces where he speaks to her from behind a curtain (which she promises never to look behind), and figures that he'll keep her there like that until he gets through this awkward teenage phase he feels stuck in. Hades tries to help Cupid realize that he should be honest with Psyche and trust that she will see past his appearance to the love struck man inside, but unfortunately, Cupid's mother dearest, Aphrodite, shows up and all of Hades work goes to hell in a handbasket!  This was really such a fun book that I would recommend it to all MG readers who love a good laugh and don't mind reading an alternative "truth" to all of our favorite Greek myths :D  I give this book a very enthusiastic 5 stars!
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