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Gods and Goddesses: Mythological Fiction for Young Readers

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Oh. My. Gods.
Oh. My. Gods.
"When her mother suddenly decides to marry a near-stranger, Phoebe, whose passion is running, soon finds herself living on a remote Greek island, completing her senior year at an ancient high school where the students and teachers are all descended from gods or goddesses."
Gods of Manhattan
Gods of Manhattan
"Thirteen-year-old Rory discovers a spirit world that thrives alongside his contemporary New York City, filled with fantastical creatures and people from the city's colorful past who have become gods and goddesses and who have chosen Rory to perform a dangerous mission."
Goddess of Yesterday
Goddess of Yesterday
"Taken from her home on an Aegan island as a six-year-old girl, Anaxndra calls on the protection of her goddess as 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."
Dragon Sword and Wind Child
Dragon Sword and Wind Child
"Raised in the ancient Japanese village of Hashiba, fifteen-year-old Saya discovers that she is the reincarnation of the Water Maiden, princess of the underworld, who must try to reconcile the powers of heaven and earth."
Runemarks
Runemarks
"Fourteen-year-old Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world."
Starfall
Starfall
"Expands on the myth of Phaeton, a young man who undertakes a long and dangerous journey to the gates of dawn to confront the mighty god of the sun, Apollo, and is granted one wish--to drive the chariot of the sun for a day."
Medusa Jones
Medusa Jones
"In ancient Greece, Medusa Jones, a gorgon, and her friends, a minotaur and a centaur, are mocked and sneered at by the other Acropolis Academy children whose parents are kings and gods, but when they go on a school camping trip together, the 'freaks' become true heroes."
Dusssie
Dusssie
"At age thirteen Dusie makes the horrifying discovery that she, like her New York artist mother, is a Gorgon--a Greek mythological monster sprouting snakes from her head and capable of turning humans into stone with one angry look."
The Night Tourist
The Night Tourist
"After fourteen-year-old classics prodigy Jack Perdu has a near fatal accident he meets Euri, a young ghost who introduces him to New York's Underworld, where those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on, and Jack vows to find his dead mother there."
Iris, Messenger
Iris, Messenger
"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."
Silverlance
Silverlance
"Byron Thorn's twelfth birthday is no ordinary day. The sign of an ancient prophecy suddenly appears, and before his Misrule's Day is over, Byron will be running for his life."
Nobody's Princess (Princesses of Myth)
Nobody's Princess (Princesses of Myth)
"Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world."
Snakehead
Snakehead
"Compelled by his father Zeus to accept the evil king Polydectes's challenge to bring the head of the monstrous Medusa to the Aegean island of Serifos, Perseus, although questioning the gods' interference in human lives, sets out, accompanied by his beloved Andromeda, a princess with her own harsh destiny to fulfill."
Lost in the Labyrinth
Lost in the Labyrinth
"Fourteen-year-old Princess Xenodice tries to prevent the death of her half-brother, the Minotaur, at the hands of the Athenian prince, Theseus, who is aided by Icarus, Daedalus, and her sister Ariadne."
Ever
Ever
"Fourteen-year-old Kezi and Olus, the Akkan god of the winds, fall in love and together try to change her fate--to be sacrificed to a Hyte god because of a rash promise her father made--through a series of quests that might make her immortal."
Walking with the Dead
Walking with the Dead
"After his father brings home an ancient Greek corpse from the museum of oddities, twelve-year-old Alex starts having strange dreams and is shocked when the mummy comes to life and asks for his help."
Quiver
Quiver
"When her father commands that she produce an heir, the huntress Atalanta gives her suitors a seemingly impossible task in order to uphold her pledge of chastity, as the gods of ancient Greece look on."
Anatopsis
Anatopsis
"In the realm from which the Greek gods ruled the universe thousands of years ago, the immortal witch Anatopsis uncovers the true objectives of her demi-god tutor Mr. Pound and attempts to prevent him from carrying out his evil plans."
The Pig Scrolls
The Pig Scrolls
"A translation of an ancient Greek manuscript written by Gryllus, a talking pig who was once a man, which describes the many adventures that he and his companions--a junior prophetess named Sybil and a bumbling goatherd--experience while traveling to Delphi to try to prevent the universe from coming to an end."
The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy)
The Sea of Trolls (Sea of Trolls Trilogy)
"After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls."
Dingo
Dingo
"Seventeen-year-old Miguel Schreiber and a long-term enemy are drawn into a strange dream world when they fall in love with shapeshifting sisters from Australia--twins hiding from a cursed ancestor who can only be freed with the girls' cooperation."
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love: A Magic Shop Book
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love: A Magic Shop Book
"A shy twelve-year-old girl must solve a puzzle involving characters from Greek mythology to free herself from a spell which makes her irresistible to boys."
Psyche in a Dress
Psyche in a Dress
"A young woman, Psyche, searches for her lost love and questions her true self in a modern retelling of Greek myths."
Pandora Gets Jealous (The Mythic Misadventures)
Pandora Gets Jealous (The Mythic Misadventures)
"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."
Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire
Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire
"Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Psyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love"
The Game (Firebird)
The Game (Firebird)
"Sent to a boisterous family gathering in Ireland by her overly strict grandmother, orphaned Hayley feels out of place until her unruly cousins include her in a special game involving travel through the mythosphere, the place where all the world's stories can be found, and where some secrets of her past are revealed."
The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles)
The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles)
"After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil."
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
"Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods."
Secret of the Sirens (Companions Quartet)
Secret of the Sirens (Companions Quartet)
"Upon moving to her aunt's seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans."
Thor's Wedding Day: By Thialfi, the goat boy, as told to and translated by Bruce Coville (Magic Carpet Books)
Thor's Wedding Day: By Thialfi, the goat boy, as told to and translated by Bruce Coville (Magic Carpet Books)
"Thialfi, the Norse thunder god's goat boy, tells how he inadvertently helped the giant Thrym to steal Thor's magic hammer, the lengths to which Thor must go to retrieve it, and his own assistance along the way."
Jason and the Gorgon's Blood (Before They Were Heroes)
Jason and the Gorgon's Blood (Before They Were Heroes)
"Jason, who will grow up to become the head of the Argonauts, leads five other boys on a dangerous quest to save the kingdom of Iolcus, learning along the way what it means to be in command."
Viking Pride (The Viking Saga, Book 1)
Viking Pride (The Viking Saga, Book 1)
"While reluctantly attending a Vikings football game with his father, fourteen-year-old Zack Gilman finds himself transported to ninth-century Scandinavia amongst Vikings that look like people he knows and who see him as the fulfillment of a prophecy that will help them solve the riddle of Yggdrasil's chest."
The Princess and the God (Laurel-Leaf Books)
The Princess and the God (Laurel-Leaf Books)
"Princess Psyche's beauty incurs the wrath of the goddess Venus who sends her son Cupid to seek revenge."
Little Sister
Little Sister
"Thirteen-year-old Fujiwara no Mitsuko, daughter of a noble family in the imperial court of twelfth century Japan, enlists the help of a shape-shifter and other figures from Japanese mythology in her efforts to save her older sister's life."
The Heavenward Path
The Heavenward Path
"Haunted by a broken promise to a powerful god, fifteen-year-old Mitsuko again enlists the aid of a mischievous shape-shifter who helps her learn to think for herself."
Voyage of the Snake Lady
Voyage of the Snake Lady
"After living peacefully for some time following the Trojan War, the Moon Riders, a fierce tribe of women warriors, are driven from their home by Neoptolomus, the avenging son of Achilles, and must fight for their lives to survive storms, shipwreck, and strife."
The Ugly Goddess
The Ugly Goddess
"Fourteen-year-old Princess Meret is unhappy with her future as consort of the Egyptian god Amun, especially after meeting Hector, a handsome Greek soldier, but when she is kidnapped, it is up to Hector and a young servant boy to help rescue her with the aid of the goddess Taweret."
Sirena
Sirena
"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."
Corydon and the Island of Monsters
Corydon and the Island of Monsters
"Corydon, an outcast Greek boy with the leg of a goat, learns that he is part of an old prophecy and joins forces with Medusa and other "monsters" known in Greek mythology in a confrontation with mortal heroes fighting for the Olympian gods."
The Great God Pan
The Great God Pan
"A retelling of the Greek myths about Pan, both goat and god, whose reed flute frolicking leads him to a meeting with Iphigenia, a human raised as the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra."