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Title:
Poseidon and the sea of fury
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ISBN:
9781442452657

9781442457980

9781424255740

9780606269049
Edition:
1st Aladdin pbk. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin, 2012.
Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series title(s):
Number in series:
#2
Summary:
"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?"--Information from Amazon.com.
Reading Level:
550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.7 2.

AR 3.7 2.0.
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J FIC HOLUB 2012
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J Holub, J.
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Summary

Summary

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?


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 2

School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Providing a new take on the Greek myth of the rise of the Olympians and fall of the Titans, these lighthearted chapter books focus on the titular gods' journeys of self discovery. Accompanied by Zeus and Hera, Poseidon and Hades discover their true roles as gods. The books' humorous approach will appeal to younger readers, as will the cartoonlike black-and-white illustrations. [Review covers these Heroes in Training titles: Hades and the Helm of Darkness and Poseidon and the Sea of Fury.] (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.