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Geoffrey McSkimming

Cairo Jim (Series, Book 4): Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods

Cairo Jim is a young archaeologist who is already an established member of the fictional Old Relics Society at the commencement of the series. He is always seen wearing a pith helmet and his desert sun-spectacles. Cairo Jim and the Alabastron of Forgotten Gods is located in mid-to-late 20th-century Greece, moving from Athens to Delphi to Samothrace (Samothraki). It is a whimsical adventure in which the hero and his companions (a talking macaw named Doris and a telepathic wonder-camel named Brend(...)

literary

YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY: Australia


Marco Cannella, Deborah Lerme Goodman

Choose Your Own Adventure (Series, Book 40): The Throne of Zeus

This is a choose-your-adventure book in which the reader decides which path to follow. The overall setting is as follows: the reader is the child of archaeologists parents, who are currently on an excavation in Athens. The parents believe they have found the throne of Zeus yet they need evidence so that their excavation is not cancelled. The reader, addressed as "You," is told to "stay with your grandmother who advises you to talk to Zeus." Then the adventure begins. The godd(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Crius and the Night of Fright (Heroes in Training, 9)

This is the ninth book in the Heroes in Training series (see  entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). Once again the group of Olympians needs to battle Cronus’ solders while trying to find Artemis, Apollo’s twin. Artemis is held under a special sleeping spell and the Olympians need to free her from her keeper and escape from his company of special warriors. Zeus will discover his great power and the responsibility that comes with it. He must l(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Cronus and the Threads of Dread (Heroes in Training, 8)

This is the eighth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). The group is caught in a great battle against a giant spider and then Athena finally regains her cleverness. Then the group continues towards Cronus’ temple in the sky, where Zeus finds out an awful truth about Cronus and himself.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: United States of America


Andrei Valentinov

Diomedes, the Son of Tydeus. Book 1: I Won’t Return [Диомед, сын Тидея. Книга I: Я не вернусь (Diomed, syn Tideia. Kniga I: Ia ne vernus’)]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the myth of Diomedes, aimed at young adults, in novel format. The plot of the novel is reframing and reinterpretation of the myths of Seven against Thebes and Epigones, as well as other events from the life of Diomedes before the Trojan War. Diomedes, the son of Tydeus the Unforgiven, was born in exile. His father owes his unfortunate nickname and his status of exile to kindred killing performed by him in the state of madness. Diomedes himself exper(...)

literary

YEAR: 2000

COUNTRY: Russia


Andrei Valentinov

Diomedes, the Son of Tydeus. Book 2: Someone Else Will Return [Диомед, сын Тидея. Книга II: Вернусь не я (Diomed, syn Tideia. Kniga II: Vernus’ ne ia)]

This is a heroic fantasy fiction based on the myth of Diomedes, aimed at young adults, in novel format. The plot of the novel is reframing and reinterpretation of Iliad and Odyssey. The second part of Valentinov’s novel on Diomedes is dedicated to the exploits of the hero during the Trojan War and subsequent events.Diomedes has enough knowledge and experience to understand that the beginning of war between the West and the East on Troad plain would be suicidal: if Trojans call for help fro(...)

literary

YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY: Russia


Craig Phillips, Tracey West

Dionysus and the Land of Beasts (Heroes in Training, 14)

This is the fourteenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see Zeus and the Tunderbolt of Doom). In this installment, the Pythia tells the Olympians they must find the last Olympian. They head to the “Land of Grapes” and meet the rock band “Dion and the Goat Guys”. The lead singer is Dionysus who turns out to be an Olympian as well. Meanwhile Apollo gets his own magical object, when his Lyre turns golden and whatever he sings about materializes. In the end the group mu(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Eric Braun

Gods of Legend (Series): Zeus

This book is part of the Gods of Legend series, which include Athena, Hercules, Loki, Odin and Thor. This series, similarly to Capstone publishing's Legendary Goddesses series offers brief and basic information on various gods and heroes from Greek and Norse mythologies. This book explores Zeus' various powers and attributes, his family tree, the meaning of Greek mythology, a map of the Greek world, a tale of Zeus against the Titans, a two-page illustration of Zeus, some mythol(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Almasty , Sylvie Baussier

Greek Gods & Heroes: 40 Inspiring Icons [Dieux: 40 dieux et héros grecs]

This is a collection of profiles of Greek gods, heroes, antiheroes and monsters aimed at children. Each character occupies a double spread featuring the character’s picture labelled with some of their main attributes, as well as a short intro, family tree box and other boxes with further stories. These boxes have regular themed headings; for example, "Descendants", "Lovers" and "Conflict" are recurring ones. At the bottom of the profile is a summary line for t(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: France


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Hades and the Helm of Darkness (Heroes in Training, 3)

This is the third book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). The saved Olympians continue their journey following the Oracle’s directions. They now head to the underworld where they encounter the Titans Oceanus, Mnemosyne and the Furies. They are even almost captured by Thanatos. In the process they will discover who the real lord of the underworld is and Zeus gets another step close to understanding his own i(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Hephaestus and the Island of Terror (Heroes in Training, 10)

This is the tenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 10)). The Olympians are headed to Lemnos to find Artemis’ bows and arrows. On the deserted island they encounter another Olympian, Hephaestus, who presents himself as the ruler of the island due to his many mechanical inventions. Hephaestus is haughty and a braggart, and quickly challenges Zeus for the leadership of the Olympians. The Olympians must fight the islan(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


Gary Margrove

Hercules Son of God (Deceit of the Gods, 5)

This book is written as the fourth in a series of five as an exposition of the deadly threats facing our planet in the face of the Anunnaki (“relatives of Anu, ruler of the planet Nibiru”) and their attempts to take over the Earth. The author asserts that he has written this book as a service to the public, educating all as to the apocalyptic dangers that lie ahead. The writing, using second person narrative addressed to the reader, is peppered with URLs to extra reading material, bo(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Tracey West, Suzanne Williams

Hermes and the Horse with Wings (Heroes in Training, 13)

This is the thirteenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see for example Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom) and the first by a new author, Tracey West. The Olympians encounter a new member, Hermes and need to try and get along with him. Meanwhile, they also help Bellepheron in his fight against the monstrous Chimera. Although until now they were more concerned in saving themselves, the Olympians now start to grow into their roles as defenders of Greece, especially as their reputation grows. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Craig Phillips, Tracey West

Heroes in Training (Series, Book 15): Zeus and the Dreadful Dragon

This is the fifteenth book in the Heroes in Training series (see Zeus and the thunderbolt of doom). In this installment, we finally arrive at the great battle between the 10 year olds Olympians and king Cronus and his army of Cronies.At the beginning of the story, the Olympians are on their way to mount Olympus, fearing the coming battle. Ron, the mortal hero, and Pegasus help them scan the land and locate the enemy’s army. Zeus, the leader of the group, does not have any tangible plan yet(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Craig Phillips, Tracey West

Heroes in Training (Series, Book 16): Hercules and the Nine-Headed Hydra

This is the sixteenth book in the Heroes in Training series. In this installment, after vanquishing Cronus and his army of Titans and Cronies, Zeus and his fellow Olympians begin to rule Greece.Zeus discovers that being the ruler is not as glamorous as he thought. He mostly sits in his palace (together with Hera, Athena and Hermes), listening to the villagers’ complaints and judging local disputes. He misses the adventures he used to have in the past and complains that he has the most bori(...)

literary

YEAR: 2019

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire (Heroes in Training, 4)

This is the fourth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). In this installment the Olympians must fight the Titan Hyperion and retrieve the mysterious Olympic torch. Under Hyperion’s rule, the sun is burning even brighter than normal and scorching everything and everyone in northern Greece. The Olympians themselves are forced to play a sizzling “game” of “Dodge the Sunbursts” as(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Nicolas Duffaut, Hélène Montardre

Little Stories from Mythology [Petites histoires de la mythologie] (Series)

Five of the volumes of the series tell stories connected to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey: The Beautiful Helen, Achilles the Warrior, In the Belly of the Trojan Horse, Odysseus and the Cyclops, The Monsters of the Odyssey; five describe Olympian gods: Zeus, King of the Gods, The Abduction of Persephone, Hephaistos and the Love of Aphrodite, Apollo, the Dolphin God*, and Hermes, the God of a Thousand Gifts; eight volumes feature demi-gods, heroes and their stories: Prometheus, th(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: France


Natalia Kapatsoulia, Filippos Mandilaras

My First History [Η Πρώτη μου Ιστορία (Ī prṓtī mou Istoría)] (Series): The Olympic Games [Οι Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες (Oi Olympiakoí Agṓnes)]

In this book, Mandilaras and Kapatsoulia chart the history of the Olympic Games. The origins of the Games are to be found in myth. According to the book, Heracles liked the location near the rivers Alpheus and Cladeus, and he decided to honour his father there. Hence, Heracles built an altar to Zeus and organised games at that place. We read that according to another version of the myth, the first Games were organised by Heracles Idaios, one of the Kouretes that kept company to infant Zeus. Yet (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Greece


Natalia Kapatsoulia, Filippos Mandilaras

My First Mythology [Η Πρώτη μου Μυθολογία (Ī prṓtī mou Mythología)] (Series): Poseidon. The sea god [Ποσειδώνας. Ο Θεός της θάλασσας (Poseidṓnas. O theós tīs thálassas)]

Poseidon, we are told, lives in the depths of the sea and always carries a trident. When he gets angry, he can upset the sea and cause earthquakes. We turn the page, and we are offered biographical information. Poseidon was Cronus’ and Rhea’s son. Cronus swallowed five of his children, so that they could not challenge his leadership of the Titans. Sorrowful Rhea, when she had a sixth baby, she gave a stone to Cronus to devour. So, we are told, Zeus grew up and became strong and overt(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: Greece


Nick Willing

Olympus

In a strange world where gods have been banished and jailed in the Underworld and their gigantic statues lie shattered on the ground in the realm of the living, a young man tries to find his destiny with the help of, or in spite of hindrance, deception and manipulation by, people he meets who try to use him for their own purposes. Against all odds he manages to conquer even the inexorable Time and unexpectedly frees Zeus from captivity in the depths of Hades: Zeus who has the young man’s f(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Canada United Kingdom


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Poseidon and the Sea of Fury (Heroes in Training, 2)

This is the second book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)). Zeus travels with Poseidon and Hera in a search for the rest of the captured Olympians. The group needs to get comfortable with one another and learn how to work together. Hera and Poseidon still do not trust Zeus completely and hide a secret from him. On their way to retrieve a trident, they encounter dangers at sea including the sirens and sea serpents.(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Naoko Takeuchi

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon / Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon [美少女戦士セーラームーン (Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn)] (Series): Arc 2: The Black Moon Arc

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon follows 14-year-old Usagi Tsukino, a klutz and crybaby who receives the power to transform into a magical warrior named Sailor Moon, Soldier of Love and Justice. Transforming not only changes her clothes, but grants her access to supernatural powers to fight enemies. The story is set in Tokyo, Japan. There are five primary arcs to the series, plus several short stories that accompany the core narrative. The arcs reflect the primary antagonists and themes the protagonis(...)

literary

YEAR: 1991

COUNTRY: Japan


Faith Jaques, Kathleen Lines

The Faber Book of Greek Legends

This is a collection of Greek myths retold for children by a range of authors, with accompanying line drawings depicting key scenes. The second half of the book deals with stories relating to the Trojan War. At the back, Lines lists other children’s retellings she recommends and provides an index of names and subjects. The foreword and list of recommended retellings are clearly aimed at parents and teachers, not children.In her foreword, Lines tells us her interest in myth was originally c(...)

literary

YEAR: 1973

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Tom Galt, John Mackey

The Rise of the Thunderer

This book focuses on mythological stories related to the creation of the world and man. The stories are adapted for younger readers, although the poetic language suggests a more mature readership. The stories narrate the creation of earth, Gaia and Uranus, the Titans, reign of Cronus, the rise of the Olympians, reign of Zeus and tales around Prometheus. At the end of the book there are scholarly notes regarding the sources for each story and the author’s explanations. The stories are accom(...)

literary

YEAR: 1954

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Typhon and the Winds of Destruction (Heroes in Training, 5)

This is the fifth book in the Heroes in Training series (see entry about Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom(Heroes in Training, 1)). In this installment, the Olympians are searching for magic seeds, these seeds will help revive the earth after a difficult drought. Like Jack, they climb a giant bean stalk, at the top of which they need to defeat the frightening wind-throwing giant Typhon and rescue another Olympian, this time Apollo. Apollo is a singer who sings rhyming songs about the gr(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Uranus and the Bubbles of Trouble (Heroes in Training, 11)

This is the eleventh book in the Heroes in Training series (see for example Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom). The Olympians are stranded on an island in the Aegean Sea, where they witness a mighty battle between Cronus and Uranus. The father-son conflict between Uranus and Cronus reflects Cronus’ fight with his own children, the Olympians. Uranus reveals a prophecy that one day Cronus’ child will overpower him and rule everything. Along the way they meet another Olympian, the beauti(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: United States of America


G. Brian Karas

Young Zeus

This book follows the life of young Zeus, from his birth to his triumph over the Titans. During these events, Zeus remains a young boy (hence, the title) although we do not know his exact age. He grows up on Crete and then his enchanted she-goat nurse, Amaltheia, shares with him the fate of his brothers and sisters whom Cronus swallowed. Zeus decides to rescue them and he consults with his mother Rhea who comes to visit him. Zeus succeeds in making Cronus throw up and saving his siblings and the(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: United States of America


Joan Holub, Craig Phillips, Suzanne Williams

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Heroes in Training, 1)

This is the first book in the Heroes in Training series. The premise is that Zeus is an orphaned ten-year old boy who was raised by a nymph, a goat and a bee on the island of Crete. He also tries to avoid strange thunderbolts which keep follow him; one in particular becomes almost his pet, and is a weapon which he can manipulate at will. His world is ruled by the ruthless Titan, Cronus, who swallowed the other Olympians so they would not challenge his rule.One day he is kidnapped by the mer(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Crispin Boyer, Andrew Elkerton

Zeus the Mighty (Series, Book 2): The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur

This book continues to follow the adventures of Zeus the hamster, Demeter the grasshopper, Athena the cat, Ares the pug, and Poseidon the pufferfish, who live at the Mount Olympus Pet Center in Athens, Georgia (Book 1). The store’s caretaker, Artemis (or Artie), listens to the "Greeking Out" podcast which retells the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and our furry friends listen to it as the wise words of the oracle and prepare for action.In this instalment, the group is battling(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America


Robert Squier, Teri Temple

Zeus: King of the Gods, God of Sky and Storms

This colourfully-illustrated book introduces the god Zeus. The story outlines the creation of the world by Gaia and Uranus, the creation of the Titans, Cronus devouring his children except Zeus, Zeus' rearing by Amalthaea, Zeus' revenge on his father, the fight with Typhon, Zeus' affairs (Metis, Europa, Leda, Leto, Hera), the stealing of fire by Prometheus and his punishment, and a family tree of the gods and their Roman names. At the end of the book, there is a short "further i(...)

literary

YEAR: 2020

COUNTRY: United States of America