Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons by Jane Yolen
(Young Heroes)

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Before she became Queen of the Amazons, young Hippolyta fought to break a goddess’s curse . . .
An ancient prophecy states that any Amazon who bears two sons must kill the second, lest he grow up to destroy all the Amazons. But Queen Otrere can’t bear to sacrifice her baby, so she gives him to her daughter, thirteen-year-old Hippolyta, begging her to take the child to his father, Laomedon, King of Troy. In order to save her baby brother’s life, Hippolyta must find a lost city and lift a goddess’s curse. Along the way, she will need help from an unexpected source: a newly discovered brother. But can Hippolyta bring herself to trust a boy in order to save the Amazons? This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors’ personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.
 

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award. Harris was born and raised in Scotland, has numerous talents in addition to writing; he has been a nurse, a bartender, a salesman, an actor, and a best-selling games designer. He lives in St. Andrews, Scotland, with his wife and their three sons.
 
Published July 2, 2013 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Enter Laomedon’s other son, chatty nine-year-old Tithonus, to free her, and to accompany her on a subsequent mission to the ancient, dead city where the Amazons had originally been forced to become warriors after their men were all slain in a squabble between Artemis and Apollo.

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Yolen teams up with Harris in a continuation of their collaboration on the Young Heroes series, with a second adventure starring an Amazonian princess who undergoes a dangerous journey, to take her baby brother to his father in Troy.

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Harris in a continuation of their collaboration on the Young Heroes series with a second adventure starring an Amazonian princess, Hippolyta and the Curse of the Amazons.

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Hippolyta is a true amazon in every sense of the word, she is proud and brave.

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When her mother, the peaceful Queen Otrere, refuses to give up her second born son and loses her title of queen, she is imprisoned and places upon Hippolyta the task of rescuing her baby brother, Podarces.

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