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Title:
Hades and the Helm of Darkness
Author:
Holub, Joan, author.
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Edition:
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin, 2013.
Physical Description:
117 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"The Underworld usually isn't really meant to be a fun place - but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus - a snarling, three-headed dog - Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs!"--Information from Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 6-9.

550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 2.0 158163.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.2 6 Quiz: 61313.
ISBN:
9781442457256

9781442452671
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld--if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is.

The Underworld usually isn't really meant to be a fun place--but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus--a snarling, three-headed dog--Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs!

But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?


Author Notes

Author Joan Holub graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree. She illustrated her first published children's book in 1992 and began illustrating full time, shortly thereafter. She sold her first two manuscripts in 1996 and has since become a full time author. She has written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books, including the Goddess Girls and Heroes in Training Series. Her title Mighty Dads, illustrated by James Dean, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

Hades and the Helm of Darkness CHAPTER ONE Stinky River Styx Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades stood on a hill, gazing downward. A river wound like a snake through the gloomy valley below. It was all that stood between them and their goal--the Underworld. Zeus sniffed the air, then wrinkled his nose. "P.U.! What is that stinky smell?" Poseidon pointed toward the valley with the three-pronged end of his trident. "I think it's that river." The river looked brown and sludgy. There was a giant sign by it that read: RIVER STYX. Maybe the sign was written wrong, thought Zeus. Maybe it should really say: RIVER STINKS! Hades gazed happily at the river. "What are you guys talking about? I think it's awesome!" "You would, weirdo," said Poseidon. "Well, you know what I think? I think there's no way I'm going near that river. I think that oracle is crazy." Zeus knew he meant Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi. She'd sent them here to the Underworld on a quest. They were supposed to find the Helm of Darkness. Whatever that was. As usual, she hadn't fully explained. She always seemed to expect them to figure these things out on their own. Excerpted from Hades and the Helm of Darkness by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.