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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas Giveaway and Welcome to 2020 Hop

National Geographic Kids Books is debuting a brand new series that is perfect for kids who love Greek mythology, hamsters and a laugh-out-loud, comical adventure. And, here's your chance to the first book, Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas, along with some related swag.
Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with this adorable and quirky cast of characters in their unforgettable first adventure -- a reimagining of the tale of the Golden Fleece. Check out the trailer, above.
A center for rescued pets becomes the stage for adventures of literally mythical import in this series opener ... lots of comical byplay ... A treat for proto–Percy Jackson fans. - Kirkus
Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas by Crispin Boyer (ages 8-12, hardcover, $12.99) introduces readers to the Mount Olympus Pet Center in Athens … (Georgia!), where Zeus the Mighty (hamster!) rules over a crew of cute critters, all named after (and believing themselves to be) Greek gods and goddesses. By day, Zeus — a tiny, overconfident hamster with a mighty appetite for power — and his gaggle of gods run on their exercise wheels and take catnaps. But at night these fearless furry friends bravely take on legendary mythological quests! In the series’ first thrilling adventure, Zeus the Mighty has one giant task in front of him: to find the “golden fleas” so he can solidify his position as “king of the gods."

With a twelve year old son who loves Percy Jackson, I have to say he would have loved this book, when he was younger. He's always been a good reader and, for a twelve year old, reading about a mythical hamster just seems unappealing. At 192 pages, this is definitely a chapter book, I just think the subject matter is less interesting for a 7th grader. Had he been two to three years younger, he wouldn't have put the book down until he was done. As far as the series goes, I love the idea of teaching children about Greek mythology.
This giveaway is part of the Welcome to 2020 Giveaway Hop brought to you by Review Wire Media. Be sure to stop by other bloggers in the hop to see what else you can win. They'll be shown below the giveaway form for this giveaway.


The giveaway is open to US residents who are also 18+ and ends at 11:59pm EST on 1/16/20. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules. The winner gets a Zeus the Mighty Prize Pack which consists of a hard cover copy of Zeus the Mighty, a Zeus plush, a Golden Fleece screen duster, and a Zeus crown (ARV $45.00)
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67 comments:

  1. Love Aladian and the Lamp love that story

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  2. Gaea has always been one of my favorite mythological characters! Thanks for the super giveaway characters.

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  3. I have always liked the tale of Hercules, from his birth all the way through to the seven labors.

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  4. Beawulf is my favorite character.

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  5. My favorite is Aladin and the flying carpet

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  6. I really like a lot of myths from Greco-Roman mythology, including the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice

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  7. I like The Dragon's Pearl (An Ancient Chinese Legend). jackieque@comcast.net

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  8. Aphrodite would be my favorite

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  9. Gilgamesh - incorporate so many other tales

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  10. I'm old I can remember watching Hercules on TV and I never missed the show

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  11. My favorite mythological character is Daphne. In fact I named my daughter after her.

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  12. "Who is your favorite mythological character, or what is your favorite mythological tale?" Apollo seems like quite a nice chap!

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  13. I would say a pegasus. Who wouldnt of loved one of those as a pet

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  14. My favorite mythological character is Medusa.

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  15. One of our grandchildren happens to be reading Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology. There are so many fun facts that were discussed over the holidays - Great reading. Don't have a favorite as there were many that were great or left a memory mark for a good laugh!

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  16. I like Richard from a Wizards first rule by Terry Goodkind.

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  17. My favorite mythological character would have to be Medusa.

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  18. I love Poseidon! :D

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  19. I always liked the story of Narcissus.

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  20. I love mythology in general, but I do like the tales of Hercules the most.

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  21. Fairies-any and all are my favorite! no19034770@yahooDOTcom

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  22. I love mythology. Hera is my favorite.

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  23. I don't renember mythological stuff; I can barely remember what day it is, lol

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  24. I don't really know any Mythological tales enough to determine a favorite. I would however love to learn more and get into them!

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  25. I've always been a fan of Apollo.

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  26. I always liked the story of Icarus.

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  27. The myth of Persephone is one of my favorites.

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  28. My son recently learned about mythology and we both loved the story of Poseidon.

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  29. I have always enjoyed Hercules.

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  30. Pegasus is my favorite mythological creature. I don't think I have a favorite mythological tale.

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  31. Aphrodite would be my favorite

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  32. I joke about things being sisyphean often

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  33. Artemis is my favorite mythological hero. Maybe because my name is Dianna!

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  34. I like the story of Icarus and Daedalus.

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  35. Hercules has always been a favorite!

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  36. I love all kinds of mythological stories, one of my favorite modern retellings is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It depicts a war between old gods (ex zeus) and new gods (ex media).

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  37. My favorite mythological character is Zeus.

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  38. I find the story of Medusa very interesting.

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  39. I relate most to the tale of cassandra.
    Thanks for the fun

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  40. I like the story of Perseus and Medusa! Mythology was fun to read when I was growing up.

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  41. I guess it would be Hercules, a famous Greek hero. Thanks for having the cute contest!

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  42. I would say Zeus is my favorite.

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  43. My favorite is Hercules because of his strength.

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