When ten-year-old Zeus is kidnapped, he discovers he can defend himself with a magical thunderbolt.
What do you do when giants capture you, you are “rescued” by Harpies (scary birds with witch faces), and you’re dropped in a temple where you pull a lightning bolt from a stone and it sticks to your hand?
After all this, 10-year-old orphan Zeus is informed by the oracle Pythia that he is a hero-in-training.
He goes on to free two of the Olympians from King Cronus’ belly and they all set off on a journey which leads to more adventures in the series. Attractive to grades 3-5, this book will also lead to series like Olympians and Goddess Girls.
Recommended by: Donna Neblett, Warren Library
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