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GODDESS GIRLS: ATHENA THE BRAIN by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Goddess Girls: Athena the Brain is the first in a series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams.  Athena has never been a “normal” girl.  All of her classes are so easy their boring, and she’s always inventing things.  Even so, it’s a big surprise when she receives a letter from Zeus inviting her to live on Mount Olympus.

As it turns out, Athena is the daughter of Zeus and is therefore a goddess.  Athena hopes that at her new school—Mount Olympus Academy—she will finally fit in.  Unfortunately, fate has other plans.  For the first time in her life, Athena has trouble with her classes.  She asks questions about subjects the other deities learned in 1st grade and has scads of homework.  As if she didn’t have enough on her plate already, Athena has to deal with the meanest creature of Ancient Greece—Medusa!

I like this book because I love fictional books about mythical Greece.  In addition to providing a story with a modern twist, Athena the Brain provided some casually inserted facts about Greek myths.  Did you know that Athena’s mother was a fly named Memphis?  Or that Medusa had two sisters?  With an interesting plot and unique setting, this book is worth reading. The Goddess Girl books are short and easy to read, and will probably be best suited for younger readers or those challenged by more advanced works.

 

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