Athena the Wise by Joan Holub
(Goddess Girls)

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These classic myths from the Greek pantheon are given a modern twist that contemporary tweens can relate to, from dealing with bullies like Medusa to a first crush on an unlikely boy. Goddess Girls follows four goddesses-in-training – Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis – as they navigate the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy, where the most priviledged gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

In book 5, Principal Zeus asks Athena to help Heracles (aka Hercules in the Roman pantheon) complete his twelve labors. But when Heracles starts borrowing Athena's friends things without asking, will she be able to help him set things straight?

 

About Joan Holub

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Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 120 children's books, including Shampoodle and Groundhog Weather School. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tom Lichtenheld has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Cloudette and Bridget's Beret. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling books, Duck! Rabbit! and Shark vs. Train. He lives in Geneva, Illinois.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Aladdin. 261 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But then Athena learns Heracles needs to complete 12 tasks in order to get a permanent place at the school -- and Athena soon finds herself helping him fight a many-headed hydra and clean out King Augeas's poop-filled stable.

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