Saturday, November 3, 2012

Revenge of the scorpion king by Tony Abbott
103 pgs.
Target audience: Ages 7 to 10
Rating: Wizard

 Owen, Dana, Jon and Sydney know that in order to save the elementary school and their beloved hometown of Pinewood Bluffs, they must do whatever it takes to stop the Norse trickster god, Loki, from bringing the battlefield aboveground. Stowing away on Loki’s sledge seemed like a good idea until they arrive somewhere they’ve never been, the dark and mysterious Babylonian branch of the Underworld. The powers of Orpheus’ magical lyre, one of Loki’s armored gloves and a copy of Bulfinch’s Mythology may not be enough to fight the trickster god. Loki is recruiting heavily from the Underworld. Among his new soldiers are the Fire serpent, Scorpion King, Birdman, the Mammoth, and the seriously creepy Thornviper. This volume continues the non-stop adventure and action of its predecessors. Mythology was never so much fun as this. For kids chomping at the bit for Percy Jackson, the Underworld series of books is the perfect teaser. A glossary at the end completes the mythological picture.
(This book provided for review by children's lit -

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