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 Persephone the phony. Book 2 (Goddess girls)
 Author: Holub, Joan

 Publisher:  Aladdin (2012)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 137 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 461288 ISBN: 9781442457522
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Persephone -- (Greek deity) -- Fiction
 Hades -- (Greek deity) -- Fiction
 Greek goddesses -- Fiction

Price: $21.46

Book 2--Persephone befriends bad-boy Hades, & her mother's advice to "go along to get along" complicates things.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Williams, Suzanne

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 136936

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2010 Gr 3–6— Holub and Williams take readers into the world of the preteen goddesses at Mount Olympus Academy, which is staffed by the likes of Mr. Cyclops and the principal, Zeus. In the first book, 12-year-old Athena's life changes when a papyrus scroll blows into her window informing her that she's Zeus's daughter and must attend Mount Olympus Academy with the other "godboys" and "goddessgirls." At first she's doubtful she can balance school, a social life, and extracurricular activities; however, Athena proves her intellect by ending the Trojan War in Hero-ology, winning the invention fair, and thwarting mean-girl Medusa. In the second title, Persephone is a self-proclaimed phony. She's overly agreeable and conforms to the opinions and pressures of others. While escaping to Earth to get some peace, she wanders into a graveyard and begins a relationship with Hades, the misunderstood outcast. In the end, she learns that true friends will like you even if you express differing opinions. On top of Mount Olympus, the authors intertwine an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity or blessed mortal. The books should be popular with fans of girly, light fantasy. Be ready to refer readers to solid books on Greek mythology for further reading.—Adrienne L. Strock, Maricopa County Library District, AZ - Copyright 2010 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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