Hermes and the Horse with Wings

Hermes and the Horse with Wings Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781481488334
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 112
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Zeus and the Olympians are tasked with finding a magical horse in this Heroes in Training adventure. When Zeus meets a young boy named Hermes, he claims to have their next quest from Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi. But he wants something for the information: Zeus must hand over the winged sandals he took from Perseus after their last battle. What he doesn’t know is that Perseus had stolen those sandals from someone…Hermes! Could those sandals be another magical object? When Hermes starts to fly, Zeus knows they have found another Olympian for their group—and Hermes lets Zeus know their next adventure will be to “find the force that sings.” Since Pythia never tells them exactly the right words (her glasses tend to get a little foggy), they figure out that they are supposed to find “the horse with wings.” With the help of a reluctant Hermes and another new boy named Ron, the Olympians are off in search of a winged horse­—with a few surprises along the way!



Poseidon and the Sea of Fury

Poseidon and the Sea of Fury Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781442452664
Release 2012-12-04
Pages 128
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A young Poseidon must triumph over aquatic terrors in this Heroes in Training adventure. The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. Can Poseidon overcome his fears and help his fellow heroes escape Cronus and his cronies?



The Boss Baby Junior Novelization

The Boss Baby Junior Novelization Author
ISBN-10 9781481470070
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 112
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Join everyone’s favorite boss for a hilarious adventure with this take-charge retelling of The Boss Baby! DreamWorks Animation’s highly anticipated movie The Boss Baby, based on the Simon & Schuster book by Marla Frazee, premieres in theaters on March 31, 2017! From the day the Boss Baby arrived in a taxi, life would never be the same for his older brother, Tim. Sure, the Boss Baby had Tim’s parents wrapped around his chubby, little finger, but Tim knew the truth…this was no ordinary baby. He held meetings! He could talk! And he was on a top-secret mission to stop Puppy Co. from coming out with the cutest puppy of all time and causing Baby Corp to go out of business! But the Boss Baby needs Tim’s help. And if the Boss Baby doesn’t succeed, he’ll be fired from Baby Corp and these two rival siblings will be forced to be brothers forever. Can Tim make a deal with the Boss Baby, stop Puppy Co., and get the Boss Baby out of his life for good? (And will the Boss Baby finally get the corner office with the private potty he deserves?) Find out in this retelling of the new movie! The Boss Baby © 2017 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.



Dionysus and the Land of Beasts

Dionysus and the Land of Beasts Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781481488365
Release 2017-12-05
Pages 128
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Zeus and his friends discover another Olympian who might be able to help in their quest to defeat King Cronus in this Heroes in Training adventure. With a clue from their trusty oracle, Pythia, Zeus and his Olympian friends are off to the “Land of Grapes,” where they discover a festival. The headline act is Dion and the Goat Guys, and Zeus has a funny feeling this Dion guy might be one of them. Athena points out that this Dion guy is the right age, and he’s definitely not acting like a regular kid. Finally, Dion and the Goat Guys take a break, and Zeus and the other Olympians approach him. Zeus informs him that he and the others are Olympians, and they think Dion might be one too. Dion (short for Dionysus, he tells them) starts to brag that he wouldn’t be surprised, because he has awesome talents and magic powers. Before the Olympians can ask him about his powers, some of the crowd members start to throng the Olympians. Are they really Olympians? Are they really going to defeat King Cronus? Dion looks kind of peeved about this, and the next thing the Olympians know, they are in a field somewhere, puzzled and not sure what happened. What kind of magical powers does this Dion kid actually have? And will he be more of a help—or a pain—in their ultimate quest to defeat King Cronus once and for all?



Uranus and the Bubbles of Trouble

Uranus and the Bubbles of Trouble Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781481435147
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 128
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A clash between the Titans and The Olympians at sea leaves Zeus and his friends shipwrecked—and in a tidal wave of trouble—in this Heroes in Training adventure. After an encounter with Uranus, God of the Sky (and father of the Titans), the Olympians find themselves in the middle of a battle between two big-time Titans. On Cronus’s orders, Titan Oceanus dives into the sea and causes it to turn even stormier. He’s heading straight for the Olympians’ boat, planning to capsize it, no doubt. Just when it looks like the Olympians are done for, Zeus throws his thunderbolt high and causes a huge battle in the sky between the Titans. As broken stars and hunks of clouds crash to earth and into the sea around the Olympians and their ship, they manage to escape—thanks to some help from Zeus’s medallion and guide, Chip—but find themselves shipwrecked. And as Uranus’s stars begin to fall in the ocean, the huge splash makes a wave of bubbles that heads for the shore of the island where the Olympians and their ship are trapped. And Zeus has a feeling those bubbles mean trouble…



Penguins of Madagascar Movie Novelization

Penguins of Madagascar Movie Novelization Author Tracey West
ISBN-10 9781481437288
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 144
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When Private gets kidnapped, it's up to the other penguins to save him from the evil Dr. Octavius Brine, who wants to steal the cuteness from all the penguins of the world.



Crius and the Night of Fright

Crius and the Night of Fright Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781481435086
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 96
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Zeus and the Olympians head to the Peloponnese to save Apollo’s twin sister, who’s under a sleep spell, in this Heroes in Training adventure. Zeus and the Olympians are off to find Apollo’s twin sister, Artemis, who was captured by the Cronies and separated from her brother. But Titan Crius, who rules the area, has Artemis under a special spell that is making her sleep, which doesn’t make a rescue easy! Can the Olympians manage to sneak away from Crius and his pesky Pandi—warriors with ears that can hear for miles—and save a sleepy Artemis, or are they in for a tough awakening?



Hound of Hades

Hound of Hades Author Lucy Coats
ISBN-10 9780448461946
Release 2015-01-08
Pages 144
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Having proven himself capable of caring for the mythical creatures that dwell on Olympus, eleven-year-old Demon is summoned by the great god Hades to the Underworld to tend to Cerberus, the three-headed dog Guardian of the Underworld, which has been beaten by Demon's nemesis, Heracles.



The Emoji Movie Junior Novelization

The Emoji Movie Junior Novelization Author
ISBN-10 9781534400054
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 144
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Discover the world hidden inside your smartphone in this retelling of The Emoji Movie, featuring an eight-page color insert with images from the film! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite Emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each Emoji has only one facial expression—except for Gene, an exuberant Emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other Emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious rebel Emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all Emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license



Hades and the Helm of Darkness

Hades and the Helm of Darkness Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781442452688
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 128
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The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is. The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs! But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?



The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Author Joseph Campbell
ISBN-10 9781577315933
Release 2008
Pages 418
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.



The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781466598645
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.



Iris the Colorful

Iris the Colorful Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781442488243
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 272
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After Iris creates rainbow slides that allow her to get to Earth from Mount Olympus quickly, she becomes a courier in high demand.



The Essential Odyssey

The Essential Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781603843683
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This generous abridgement of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the "Odyssey" offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.



Phaedrus

Phaedrus Author Plato
ISBN-10 9781632097941
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 111
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "Phaedrus", by Plato, is a discussion between Socrates, and Phaedrus as Socrates is in prison awaiting execution.



Mythology

Mythology Author Edith Hamilton
ISBN-10 9780316032162
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 512
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The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present. We follow the drama of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus. We hear the tales of Jason and the Golden Fleece, Cupid and Psyche, and mighty King Midas. We discover the origins of the names of the constellations. And we recognize reference points for countless works for art, literature and culture inquiry-from Freud's Oedipus complex to Wagner's Ring Cycle of operas to Eugene O'Neill's Mourning Becomes Electra Both a reference text for scholars of all ages and a book to simply enjoy, Mythology is a classic not to be missed.



Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom Author Joan Holub
ISBN-10 9781442452640
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 112
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After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series! The terrible Titans—merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans—have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe.... Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening. Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up. Zeus gets his wish—and a lot more than he bargained for—when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, Zeus grabs the first thing he sees—an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on a quest to rescue his fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime—and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.