Say Cheese, Medusa! (Myth-O-Mania Series #3)

Say Cheese, Medusa! (Myth-O-Mania Series #3)

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by Kate McMullan, Denis Zilber
     
 

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What a myth-o-maniac (that's old Greek-speak for "liar")! Zeus's version of the myths is completely wrong. It's time to set the record straight. For the first time ever, Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths.

That story about Perseus whacking the head off of the horrible snaky-haired Gorgon, Medusa? Oh, please. He got turned into a

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What a myth-o-maniac (that's old Greek-speak for "liar")! Zeus's version of the myths is completely wrong. It's time to set the record straight. For the first time ever, Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths.

That story about Perseus whacking the head off of the horrible snaky-haired Gorgon, Medusa? Oh, please. He got turned into a hunk of stinky cheese — gorgon-zola, of course!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lisette Baez
Young readers will enjoy the humor as they learn the "truth" behind the infamous stories of the Ancient Greek Gods according to Hades, God of the Underworld. The novel provides a new perspective, and offers an amusing and educational approach to the history and myths of Ancient Greece. This unique narrator, Hades, claims to know the "real" stories as opposed to the original storyteller, his brother Zeus, also known as the "big fat liar." Readers can get to know the real Medusa, and the truth behind that creepy head of snakes. "King Hades's Quick and Easy Guide to the Myths" found in the back of the book will further assist readers in learning and remembering the Greek Gods and the abilities they each possess. Also, readers can flip to the glossary for any help with unfamiliar words and use the discussion and writing prompts to further his or her reading experience. Children can also expand their interest in Greek mythology by checking out the many other books of the "Myth-O-Mania" series. Educators can use this series as a new approach to teaching the Ancient Greek Myths. It can be helpful in promoting and reinforcing comparing and contrasting skills using Hades and Zeus as the subject. Whether for educational use or personal reading enjoyment, children will enjoy this novel. Reviewer: Lisette Baez

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434229984
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Myth-O-Mania Series, #3
Pages:
199
Sales rank:
1,425,129
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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