Greek Myths

The Lightning Thief

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By Riordan, Rick 

Percy Jackson could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, where he will learn he is the son of one of the Greek gods, and set out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in Hollywood!) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. (sequels: The Sea of Monsters, Titan’s Curse, etc)

Sirena

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By Napoli, Donna Jo 

The gods grant immortality to the mermaid Sirena when she rescues a human man from the sea and they fall in love, but his mortality creates great conflict between love and honor when he is called to defend Greece in the Trojan War.

Have a Hot Time, Hades!

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By McMullan, Kate 

In this funny series, Hades, king of the underworld, reveals the “true” stories behind the myths. “Zeus got it all wrong!” he says

 Book #1 in the Myth-O-Mania series.

Pandora Gets Jealous

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By Hennesy, Carolyn 

Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened. Each book is her search for another of the evils.

Part of the Pandora series.

Ithaka

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By Geras, Adele 

The island of Ithaka is overrun with uncouth suitors demanding that Penelope choose a new husband, as she patiently awaits the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War.

The Fire Thief

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By Deary, Terry 

A funny retelling of the tale of Prometheus, in which Prometheus becomes a time traveler in order to escape the wrath of the gods and befriends an orphan boy in 1858.

sequels: Flight of the Fire Thief and The Fire Thief Fights Back

 

Iris, Messenger

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By Deming, Sarah 

After discovering that the immortals of Greek mythology reside in her hometown of Middleville, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Iris listens to their life stories, gaining wisdom, beauty, and startling revelations about her past.

Goddess of Yesterday

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By Cooney, Caroline 

Taken from her home on an Aegean island as a six-year-old girl, Anaxndra calls on the protection of her goddess while she poses as two different princesses over the next six years, before ending up as a servant in the company of Helen and Paris as they make their way to Troy.

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