Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead

Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead


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Hades, god of the dead, welcomes readers on a dangerous tour of his underworld kingdom, filled with monsters, furies, giants, and vampire demons. Along the way, he reveals ancient death rites and sinister curses, tells hair-raising stories, and cracks jokes to die for. With his witty voice and ghoulish sense of humor, Hades is the perfect guide through this fresh and imaginative work of nonfiction that reads like a novel. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620915981
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: Secrets of the Ancient Gods Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 442,966
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead, Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen, Cleopatra's Moon, and Alexander the Great Rocks the World. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. vickyalvearshecter.com

Jesse E. Larson's work embraces the phantasmagorical and reflects his love of Victorian nonsense, German expressionism, and monster movies. He lives in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Urthwild More than 1 year ago
All you ever wanted to know about Greek mythology, but were afraid to ask. You are taken on an extensively researched journey through Hades, learning about and occasionally meeting characters from folklore. A comprehensive list of the jealous deities, mythical monsters, heroes, demi-gods and other leading figures from ancient Greek mythology pop-up throughout, written in a highly satirical manner, the reader is part of the action from the offset. As well as introductions with the infamous, we are also told about the rites and customs, sacrifices and superstitions of this bygone era. I never felt lectured, the humour never drags. An easy accessible and informative way for youngsters and everyone else to learn about Greek lore. Cover art and internal illustrations by J. E. Larson. Received for an honest review Urthwild
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be the most accurate depiction of Hades I have seen, along with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I mean seriously, THIS( the illustrations )IS HADES!
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Synopsis- Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the Lord of the Dead? Or to have people coming to your doorstep, just because you could bring people back to life? That’s the Greek God of the Dead, Hades’, daily experience. Hades leads you through a friendly, behind-the-scenes tour of his realm. Have fun! And watch out for the Furies! What I Liked- This book is written like I like them – good story with an edge of humor. For example, Hades, even though he is the Greek Lord of the Dead, actually seems like a nice guy, in a god of the dead sort of way. He has a witty sense of humor and is a good tour guide through the underworld. He talks to you, the reader, as he explains a bit about some of the Greek myths and traditions. That was really cool. There are great black and white illustrations scattered throughout the book. They portray the feeling of the book very well. I laughed out loud when Hades said that he was angry at Harry Potter for calling Hades’ hell-hound “Fluffy” and that Lord Voldemort copied his name “He Who Shall Not Be Named,” as Hades was called by the Greeks. I think that this book would be a good one for reluctant readers of any kids interested in mythology. I am interested in reading the other books in the Secrets of the Ancient Gods series after reading this one. *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone? Help?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please join the movement write God is not dead on every book that speaks falsly of the TRUE God. Please respond if you like.