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Grade 6-8–Everything seems to be going wrong for 12-year-old Alex. He can't impress the girl of his dreams; Slug, the class bully, is demanding protection money; and his dad's Oddities museum is on the rocks. When his father adds a weird Greek mummy, Costas, to the rickety collection, Alex notices that it lacks the traditional gold coin that the dead need to pay Charon at the River Styx. The boy supplies one, but then retrieves it to pay off Slug. However, Costas needs the coin–and Alex's help. He was unjustly condemned for a murder he didn't commit and faces eternal punishment unless the crime can be undone. Alex and his friend Freddie travel to the Underworld, where they are faced with a labyrinth, the Minotaur, Medusa, and even Hades himself. Will the pair save Costas and themselves from becoming trapped forever? The suspenseful journey through the netherworld is enlivened by welcome humor, and there is also a quiet message about personal responsibility and courage. This exciting adventure will be best appreciated by readers with a basic grounding in Greek mythology.–Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL
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Gr. 5-8. Twelve-year-old Alex's dad is about to open a museum of oddities. Among the items on display is a corpse from ancient Greece. When a surge of electricity awakes the corpse and it starts running around the town, Alex realizes that he needs to step in and help the cadaver out. His efforts take him on the classic hero's journey to the underworld, where Alex and his friend Freddie must outwit a host of monsters from Greek mythology. At key moments, they are able to call a girl in their class (cell phones work in the underworld), who gives them pointers with information that she finds on the Internet. An amusing adventure, this offers an inventive and lighthearted introduction to the Greek myths. Todd Morning
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553377095
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553377092
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,319,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Alex's mom died three years ago and his dad opened a museum called oddities .Once Alex's dad brought a Greek corpse for the museum and Alex got a gold coin and put it in his mouth because it need a gold coin to travel to the underworld and his family member didn't give him a gold coin. He got the gold coin from Mr.luces and Alex want to give the coin back but he accidently give it to Slug a boy who force you to pay life insurants and he don't have the money so he gave the coin to Slug. He broke into slug's house and he got it back and slug found out and he chased Alex to his bed room and he fell throw a magic door and when he came back Slug was scared because he fell throw a magic door . the author did a wonderful job writing the book because it kept me guessing what will happen next . I think the main point is to never bully someone or else he will get pay back on you. See what place did Alex went throw the magic door? Why did he break into slug's house? How did he break into slug's house? You should buy this Awesome book. - Stephen

Walking with the dead is about 2 boys Alex & Freddie to find the missing gold coin.
To begin with while there on a adventure they discover a zombie apocalypse that was
Under the ground . My opinion about the book is I would rate the book 5 star's
L.M Falcon did a good job because he wrote a book that all age's are
Interested in the book. He wrote a book that most people will enjoy. - Haris
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Format: Hardcover
What could be more fun than a story with an ancient corpse in the basement that starts following the main character around? The plot takes a more suspenseful turn when Alex and his best friend end up in the Greek underworld! There is quite a bit of detail about the Greek underworld, but never so much as to become boring or to overwhelm the story itself. The book has

a satisfactory resolution.
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By Joy on August 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
I thought this was a great book. My son, whose going into 4th grade loved it. It's a lot like The Lightning Thief, but at an easier reading level.
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"My favorite books." quoted from a 9 to 10 year old 4th grader.
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