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Zeus to the Rescue!

Written by John Dougherty

Part of the Zeus Series

Zeus to the Rescue! Synopsis

Zeus is back! This time Alex and his friend Charlie have summoned Zeus down from Mount Olympus on purpose because there's a problem that they're hoping he will be able to help with. There' s a new girl in the class called Diana and ever since she turned up, things have just got weirder and weirder. All the girls follow her around like sheep and do whatever she says and their teacher Miss Wise is letting Diana and the girls get away with outrageous behaviour. Zeus doesn't seem very willing to help but then Alex and Charlie discover that Diana is actually Zeus's daughter, the goddess Artemis! It's bad enough having two gods running around on Earth but things start getting really bad when Artemis bets Zeus that he can't get Miss Wise to give him a kiss of her own free will because she's one of Artemis's followers now. If Zeus fails then Artemis is going to turn his High Priest, Alex, into a pig . . .!

Zeus to the Rescue! Press Reviews

This is a well-balanced blend of school story - complete with knockabout humour - and some valuable information about classical myths and legends -- Lyndsay Fraser * Scottish Sunday Herald * Zany story with lots of information on Ancient Greece * Bournemouth Daily Echo * An instantly involving, constantly hilarious tale -- Andy Stanton * Junior Education * This book with its eye catching metallic book cover and intriguing title just begs to be read . . . There is so much to keep young readers entertained in this book. There's magic, a clever, fast moving plot, a school setting which children can easily identify with and interesting characters. . . . Greek Mythology is a central theme and it is a masterstroke to introduce young readers to it in a very unusual way * Armadillo * It's as crazy as it sounds. Suspend belief and enjoy * Cork Evening Echo *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552553735
Publication date: 4th January 2007
Author: John Dougherty
Publisher: Young Corgi an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About John Dougherty

JOHN DOUGHERTY lives in Gloucestershire. A supply teacher with plenty of experience of classroom activities in primary education, he is also a singer-songwriter with one CD already available - and has appeared on TV when his living room was designed in a Gothic style by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. In 2004, he also ran the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity to help children in care. Zeus on the Loose was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award in 2004 and Jack Slater, Monster Investigator was shortlisted for the Ottaker's Children's Book Prize in 2005

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