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Heroes in Training #01: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom


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andlt;b andgt;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!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;The terrible Titansand#8212;merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humansand#8212;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....andlt;/iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; 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. andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; Zeus gets his wishand#8212;and a lot more than he bargained forand#8212;when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, Zeus grabs the first thing he seesand#8212;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 lifetimeand#8212;and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.

About the Author

Joan Holub is the award-winning author of more than eighty books for children. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Suzanne Williams has written several picture books, including Library Lil, Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name, and My Dog Never Says Please. She is also the author of the Princess Power and Fairy Blossoms series. She lives in Renton, Washington.

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Holub, Joan
Aladdin Paperbacks
Phillips, Craig
Williams, Suzanne
Action & Adventure
Children s-Adventure Stories
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