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Beasts of Olympus 1: Beast Keeper Book 1

Written by Lucy Coats

Part of the Beasts of Olympus Series

Beasts of Olympus 1: Beast Keeper Book 1 Synopsis

A boy is reunited with his long-lost father, the Greek god Pan, only to find himself taken to the kingdom of the gods. What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal . . . because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek god Pan! When he arrives, Demon is in for a shock. The stables are full of mythical beasts like the flatulent Cattle of the Sun and a very grumpy Griffin. All Demon's animal husbandry skills, polished on his mother's farm on Earth, are going to be put to a rather exacting test as he tries to sort out the chaos and deal with the upset and concern of the gods. Can the stableboy help the Nemean lion that Heracles has hurt, and avoid incurring Hera's wrath if he can't heal her pet Hydra . . . The first in a delightful action-packed series, acclaimed writer Lucy Coats uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and mythical beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.

Beasts of Olympus 1: Beast Keeper Book 1 Press Reviews

The rumbustious tone is perfect for reading aloud. David Roberts are vigorously zany and both BEAST KEEPER and HOUND OF HADES are fun for myth-mad kids of seven plus * New Statesman * A sparky new series ... adventure, friendship and fabulous beasts abound. * The Bookseller * A funny, accessible, adventurous introduction to characters and stories from ancient Greece, starring an endearing hero faced with impossible tasks. * Booktrust * Hilarious misadventures * Metro * With wonderful black-and-white illustrations by David Roberts, this new series of short adventures is a perfect introduction to Greek mythology and monsters for younger readers. * WRD magazine * These novels are absolutely brilliant for children who are interested in mythology. The characters have been beautifully depicted and the humorous descriptions would definitely appeal to a young audience. The pictures are wonderful too and capture the characters, especially the beasts, to absolute perfection. Young readers can learn all about the gods and their mythical beasts while enjoying simple yet exciting plotlines. Think 'Percy Jackson' but for a much younger audience. * Armadillo Magazine * The series Beasts of Olympus will allow a young audience to delight in the fascinating mythical creatures of Ancient Greece in the same way that Percy Jackson and other favourites have captured the imaginations of older children * Books for Keeps * Lucy's Coats's latest entertaining tale is complemented by clear, simple, amusing and expressive black and white illustrations by David Roberts -- Sine Quinn * Inis Reading Guide * Coats's wonderful storytelling ability is evident from the beginning . . . brimming over with fast-paced humour and riddles . . . KS2 children will clamour to read -- Carolyn Boyd * School Library Association *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848124394
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Piccadilly Press an imprint of Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Lucy Coats

Lucy Coats is the author of more than 30 books for readers of all ages, including ATTICUS THE STORYTELLER'S 100 GREEK MYTHS, which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. She began her storytelling career as a bookseller, editor and journalist, and has been fascinated by myths and legends ever since she can remember. Lucy is a book reviewer and blogger as well as active on social media. She lives in deepest South Northamptonshire with her husband and three unruly dogs. When she is not writing, she cooks, grows vegetables, and sits in her stone circle, looking at the stars. Follow ...

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