Mount Olympus Basketball by Kevin O'Malley

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What happens when the mightiest of mortals take on the greatest of gods in an apocalyptic basketball showdown? Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and the rest of the Gods' squad have all the powers of the universe at their disposal-which makes for a deadly defense and an unstoppable offense. But those "pesky Mortals" are always causing trouble, and with hunky Hercules at the top of his game and Achilles' heel healing nicely after his surgery, the Mortals manage to stay alive until halftime. Who knows what mythological magic the Gods will have to conjure up to win this Hellenic heart stopper? Complete with toga-clad announcers and a halftime report on the wonders of ancient Greece, Kevin O'Malley's Mount Olympus Basketball makes learning about ancient Greek myths more exciting than March Madness.
 

About Kevin O'Malley

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Kevin O’Malley has been amassing high praise and impressive awards for his hilarious, kid-friendly picture books, including numerous starred reviews and two School Library Journal Best Books of the Year. He is also the illustrator and coauthor of the best-selling Miss Malarkey series for Walker & Company. Kevin lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two sons.
 
Published September 21, 2005 by Walker Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On-court maneuvers allude to significant moments from the ancient stories, as when a Woody Allen–looking Odysseus uses the Trojan horse (pulled onto the court by Helen of Troy) to stealthily score.

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