Poseidon and the Sea of Fury

Poseidon and the Sea of Fury

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by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams, Craig Phillips
     
 

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A young Poseidon must triumph over aquatic terrors in this Heroes in Training adventure.

The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is

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A young Poseidon must triumph over aquatic terrors in this Heroes in Training adventure.

The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. Can Poseidon overcome his fears and help his fellow heroes escape Cronus and his cronies?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—The book picks up where Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (2012) left off, with Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon heading for the sea to find a mysterious trident while the Cronies, Cronus's band of henchmen, continue to pursue the young Olympians. As they face many dangers, including the Sirens and the titan Oceanus, Poseidon comes into his own, discovering the power he has at his disposal. Throughout, full-page cartoon drawings depict exciting scenes, such as the Sirens rising out of the sea. However, while the victory belongs to Poseidon this time around, Zeus maintains the main point of view, and his quests to learn about his history, and about the secrets his new friends are keeping, are central. Those secrets, of course, will be obvious to any reader familiar with Greek myths, as many kids are sure to be, but Zeus's struggle here is genuine. Like its predecessor, this book is funny and fast paced, and focuses on characters kids will be interested in, including the newest Olympian to join the team, Hades. His story is up next, and it seems clear that the series will continue to entertain as Zeus collects more Olympians, learns more about his true identity, and explores ancient Greece.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442452657
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Series:
Heroes in Training Series, #2
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
155,369
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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CHAPTER ONE

Under Attack!

A SPEAR WHIZZED BY TEN-YEAR-OLD Zeus’s ear. He ducked his head but didn’t stop running. Neither did his two companions, Hera and Poseidon. They were right behind him.

“Halt in your tracks or you’re dead meat, Snackboy!” a cruel voice boomed.

He’d know that voice anywhere. It was Lion Tattoo. That was what Zeus had nicknamed him, anyway. He was the leader of the three half-giants who were after Zeus. They were soldiers in King Cronus’s army and stood as tall as trees.

Just three days before, they’d snatched Zeus from his cave in Crete and brought him here to Greece. He’d already escaped them—twice. But he might not be so lucky a third time.

“When we catch you, we will eat you!” hollered a second voice. Blackbeard’s. Another of the half-giants.

Then the third one—Zeus had dubbed him Double Chin—added his two cents. “Yeah! And we’ll chomp your friends for dessert! Ha-ha-ha!” He followed this up with a loud burp.

A shiver ran down Zeus’s spine. They were probably bluffing, though. Their orders were more likely to take him, Hera, and Poseidon back to King Cronus. So that the king could swallow them whole!

They approached a ditch. Zeus jumped in and hunkered down, waiting for Hera and Poseidon to catch up. Within seconds Hera dropped in to crouch beside him.

“We’ll never reach the sea at this rate. Somebody else is going to find that trident thingie before we do. Do something, Thunderboy!” she hissed.

Zeus liked the nickname she’d given him. But she sure did know how to make it sound like an insult sometimes.

“Don’t be so impatient. We’ll get there,” he told her. “We’re on a quest, remember? You can’t expect it to be fast or easy.”

An oracle named Pythia had sent them on this quest to search for a magical trident. Which was going to be a challenge, since none of them knew what a trident was. But they did know their destination—the sea.

Meet the Author

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.

Suzanne Williams is the author of over fifty books for children, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, and the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives outside Seattle, Washington, and is online at Suzanne-Williams.com.

Together, Joan and Suzanne write the Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want cool ancient greek mixed with present time, you people would love Percy Jackson ( I am 13 and I love it)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi Dizzy and Caine! I love greek mythology and i was wondering if y'all did too (question)! But isnt Poseudon supposed ti be the god of the sea,,,,,, Oh well,,,,, The book looks really good Please respond! ( btw my name is Reyna)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im 11 and i read all of the percy jackson books PLEASE READ THIS AWESOME BOOK ITS A MUST READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey im Taylor daughter of Athena goddess of wisdom please be my friend?!;( You and me can meet the daughter of Zues nikki the son of hades brandon and my favorite (dont tell him)son of posidon ty.just go to the book greek gods and heros ok:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zeus Hera Aphrodite Athena Posidon Hephutuos Artemis Apollo Demeter Persephone? Eros? Are The 12 olympians and great book!!!!btw my names is athena!!!!!
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Heyy im Crystal daughter of Aphrodite anyone wanna chat??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read Percy Jackson ITS THE BEST EVER!(P.S. im ten and i read all of Rick Riodrans books)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Under me is right percy jackson series is GREAT and the heroes of olympus series series also ( also about percy just new quests and charetors ) ( SO EXITING ) P.S. I did not read the poisiden and zeus and heras adventure book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hi im 11 and my name is dizzy (just my nickname)and i think this book will be interesting.