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Title:
Aphrodite the diva
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ISBN:
9781481450379

9781442421004
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin, 2011, 2015.
Physical Description:
277 pages ; 19 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
bk. 6.
Summary:
For an extra credit project, Aphrodite begins a club for matchmaking mortals, which brings her to Egypt and face-to-face with her competition, the Egyptian goddess Isis.
Reading Level:
Ages 8-12.

750L Lexile.
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J FIC HOLUB 2011
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Holub
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J Holub, J.
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JF HOLUB 6
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Summary

Summary

These classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to, from dealing with bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy. Goddess Girls follows four goddesses-in-training - Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis - as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills. In book 6, an exchange student from Egypt, Isis, is encroaching on Aphrodite's match-making turf. Will she also edge Aphrodite out of her group of friends?


Author Notes

Author Joan Holub graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree. She illustrated her first published children's book in 1992 and began illustrating full time, shortly thereafter. She sold her first two manuscripts in 1996 and has since become a full time author. She has written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books, including the Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training Series. Her title Mighty Dads, illustrated by James Dean, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Playing matchmaker to mortals, Aphrodite finds herself in a fierce competition for extra credit at Mount Olympus Academy. Persephone must help Orpheus reunite with his one true love, Eurydice, possibly at Persephone's own expense. As with the rest of the series, these two fantasies offer lighthearted twists on Greek mythology, giving preteens a creative introduction to classical characters. [Review covers these Goddess Girls titles: Aphrodite the Diva and Persephone the Daring.] (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.