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Book 9 of 18 in the Goddess Girls Series

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Authors Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams put a modern spin on classic myths with the Goddess Girls series. Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

About the Author

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.

Suzanne Williams is the author of over fifty books for children, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, and the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives outside Seattle, Washington, and is online at Suzanne-Williams.com.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Goddess Girls (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin (December 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442449357
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442449350
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book, "Goddess Girls - Pandora the Curious" by Joann Holub and Suzanne Williams was about a girl named Pandora who was curious and brave. She opened a box full of trouble bubbles. The bubbles scattered all over the school. Whenever a bubble hits someone, it says something. Nobody can hear it, but Pandora can. If the bubble says "rude" that person that it bumped would be rude. She captured the bubbles. The last bubble is gold and whoever it bumps will turn back to normal. She learned to never do that again.

I think kids and adults would like it because it is kind of a mystery. It is not just about Pandora, it is about God boys like Apollo or Poseidon too. My dad read it and he enjoyed it.

My favorite part was when she captured the bubbles because it was really exciting when she finally captured them. Usually I like the endings of books, so I loved this one. What is special about this book is that not most books are about Gods. I love those kind of books.

Review by Young Mensan Sofia H., age 8
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This is a fun modern spin on Greek Mythology.
Pandora opens a box...sounds familiar?
She is just curious...did you notice her bangs make questions marks?
From the box come beautiful colored bubbles.
As the bubbles "pop," the person that got "hit" gets the bubbles characteristic.
The only problem is that these bubbles carry trouble-making characteristics such as being a ditz, being vain, and being greedy.
Only one more bubble is left in the box...and Zeus, the principle at Mount Olympus Academy, has just announced a school-wide science fair.
What will happen if the last bubble escapes?
Can Pandora reverse the spell that has been cast upon her fellow students?
A cute, cute read that will leave you seeking to know more about Greek Mythology.
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I bought 9 of these books, as my 3rd grader got a few from the school library first and loved them - read them 2-3 times! Plus, they have high point level on AR, so even better! I definitely recommend the collection!
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By Ellen912 on December 5, 2012
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I am very happy with this product, espically for the price. I would recommend it to anybody. Very good quality.
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My daughter loved this book so much that she read it in one sitting in one night. She really enjoys the entire series. The book had a great twist on Pandora's Box.
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This book was an AWESOME book. I recommend it to everyone ( except boys) =p!!! This book was interesting, and awesome

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I love how all the books are based off of real Greek myths that can teach you lessons, their culture, and how to solve problems. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes Greek mythology and humor in their books. This is definitely worth 5 stars.
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I love the GG series, but today my review settles on a theory I conducted with the help of this book.
A main topic of this book is the titans, and how Epimethius brought The Mystery Box, or "Pandoras Box, with underlying tones of the titan war.

At the end of the book we learn that Zeus created the mystery box to help win the titan war, to "confuse and distract them." Notice how Hera and Demeter are Adults, while Zeus'es BROTHERS, whom he has rich rivalry with, are students and CHILDREN.

Poseidon was almost mocked and tormented by Zeus late book, which is minor solidification.
If there was a war brewing, a war so large with so much power behind it, one that would reach over all panthons such as the egyptian, norse, chinese indian and others that are mentioned over the series, and someone such as Zues and his allies wanted all the power, how would you get that to happen? To change their age to a mouldable one, put them in a school where their old sfories seep out into new tales. A school where Zues is all powerful.

With the mortals, other studebts must ASK ZEUS OR HIS OFFICIALS to even SEE THEM, OR INTERACT WITH THEM. As by noticing the clutter of empty bottles of Zues Juice, and among other things, we can already see that Zeus is putting himself into the minds of the masses through product placement... And in one of Athenas stories where she meets Hercules, Zeus has a main goal of making MORE TEMPLES FOR HIMSELF.

And probably the most defined piece of evidence is Zeus's relationship with Athena. Zeus makes her feel beloved, happy, special and cherished as he fawns her with nicknames of Theeny, an his Favorite Daughter, picking her to go to MOA in the first book.
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