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In the Goddess Girls middle grade series, classic Greek mythology gets a contemporary twist as four best friends—Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis—navigate friendship, first crushes, and adventure at Mount Olympus Academy, where Zeus is principal and teachers include Mr. Cyclops.
A middle grade series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
“...a clever take on Greek deities” ~ Booklist
“...an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity...” ~ School Library Journal
A Scholastic Book Club bestselling series.
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Goddess Girls #1: Athena the Brain
Athena's in for a hair-raising adventure...
Athena has always been, well, above average. She's never quite fit in at Triton Junior High – weird things always seem to happen to her, and she hasn't managed to make many friends. But who would've guessed that Athena is actually a goddess! Principal Zeus's daughter, to be exact. When she's summoned to the Mount Olympus Academy, amongst all the unusual goddessgirls and godboys, Athena thinks she might actually fit in for the first time in her life. But, in some ways, school on Mount Olympus is not that different than it is down on Earth, and Athena is going to have to deal with the baddest mean girl in history—Medusa!
Goddess Girls #2: Persephone the Phony
Persephone's tired of trying to please everyone but herself...
Persephone has always thought her friends might not like her if they knew the real her. As her mother Demeter encourages her, she often “goes along to get along” instead of doing what she really wants. But when she meets Mount Olympus Academy bad-boy Hades, she finally feels she has found someone with whom she can be herself. He's the first person who actually listens to her, and she finds herself liking him, despite the fact that the other Goddess Girls think he's bad news. But if he makes her feel so special – and so comfortable – can he really be all that bad?
Goddess Girls #3: Aphrodite the Beauty
Aphrodite delights in helping mortals in love, but she's pretty annoyed at the constant attention she gets from the godboys at Mount Olympus Academy. When she decides to give Athena a makeover, she's a bit unprepared for the result. She didn't count on all the interest Athena's new look would get. And she certainly never thought she'd find herself jealous of one of her best friends! But when the hottest godboys at school start ignoring Aphrodite, she learns that some boys are nicer and more sensitive than others--including a mortal youth who has requested her help in winning the heart of a young maiden. Can she put her jealousy behind her and help him find true love?
Goddess Girls #4: Artemis the Brave
All of Artemis's friends and classmates depend on her to be the most courageous goddessgirl in Mount Olympus Academy. Little do they know that despite her expert archery skills, the smelly geryons, ring-nosed Minotaurs, and stinging scorpions in Beast-ology class scare her as much as anyone else! But what's really bothering her now is that funny feeling she has whenever she looks at foreign exchange student Orion. She's never had a crush before--could this be what all the fuss is about? And will she find the courage to talk to her crush, make him see her as more than a pal, and to ace Beast-ology class?
Goddess Girls #5: Athena the Wise
Athena isn’t the only new kid at Mount Olympus! When a mortal named Heracles transfers to the Academy, Athena knows what he’s going through. She started there a few months ago herself. Not only does Heracles need help fitting in, he also has to complete twelve “labors” or be kicked out of school! When Athena’s dad, Principal Zeus, asks her to secretly look after the new boy, she winds up capturing mythical beasts and shoveling poop. It will take all of her famed wisdom to sort out her own problems and help Heracles succeed!
Goddess Girls #6: Aphrodite the Diva
After a teeny misunderstanding in class, Aphrodite is failing Hero-ology. To raise her grade, she concocts a brilliant plan—an extra-credit project for matchmaking mortals. This brings her face-to-face with fierce competition--an Egyptian goddessgirl named Isis. Now the race is on to see which of them can matchmake Pygmalion--the most annoying boy ever! Will Aphrodite wind up making a passing grade after all? Or will she end up proving she's a diva with more beauty than brains?
Goddess Girls #7: Artemis the Loyal
It's time for the annual Olympic Games, and the four goddessgirls are not happy that it’s boys only. Led by Artemis, Athena, Persphone and Aphrodite, the ladies of Mount Olympus hatch a plan to get Zeus to open up the games to everyone. Will they succeed--or end up watching from the sidelines again?
Goddess Girls #8: Medusa the Mean
All Medusa wants is to be more like her two sisters and the other kids in her class: immortal. As one of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy, she is sick and tired of being surrounded by beautiful, powerful, godboys and goddessgirls classmates. It isn't easy making friends, especially when you have snakes for hair and one mean reputation!
Goddess Girls Super Special: The Girls games
The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series—let the games begin!
Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis, and Persephone are sick and tired of being left out of the annual boys-only Olympic Games. Their solution? The Girl Games! But as the Goddess Girls work to make their dream into a reality, they come up against plenty of chaos and competition. Told in alternating points of view, this superspecial is packed with Olympic spirit!
Goddess Girls #9: Pandora the Curious
Pandora is one of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy—and probably the most curious of all the students in school. Her quizzical nature is famous—not that she thinks there is anything wrong with being curious, of course! When a godboy named Epimetheus brings a mysterious and fantastical box to school, Pandora’s curiosity is piqued. And when it unexpectedly lands in her lap—literally—she can’t help but take a look at what’s inside. What could be the harm in that? But little does she know that opening the box will open up more trouble than she thought.
Goddess Girls #10: Pheme The Gossip
ISBN: 978-144244937-4 (pap); 978-1-4424-6138-3 (hrd)
Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!
As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!
But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?
Goddess Girls #11: Persephone The Daring
ISBN: 978-1442449398 (pap); 978-1442481589 (hrd)
Mortal rock star Orpheus steals the spotlight in this Goddess Girls tale of love and lyres!
Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything—even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren’t charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy.
His fans are especially excited about his latest song about the girl he loved and lost, Eurydice. Orpheus was devastated when he lost Eurydice to the Underworld, so he asks Persephone to help get her back. Though it means breaking some very serious Underworld rules, Persephone pushes Hades to return Eurydice to the living world. But restoring Orpheus’s one true love might jeopardize Persephone’s own chances with her biggest crush...
Goddess Girls #12: Cassandra the Lucky
ISBN: 978-1442488175 (pap); 978-1442488182 (hrd)
Meet Cassandra, the newest student at Mount Olympus Academy! She has an amazing talent—but will her new friends believe her? This Goddess Girls story is based on the myth of Cassandra, who has the gift of seeing the future—except no one believes her. Can Apollo, the god of prophecy, help his new crush?
Goddess Girls #13: Athena the Proud
ISBN: 978-1442488205 (pap); ISBN: 978-1442488212 (hrd)
Athena wants to upgrade a labyrinth for King Minos, but her approach causes problems in this Goddess Girls adventure. Athena’s pride gets the best of her when her attempts to improve King Minos’s labyrinth have unexpected—and disastrous—results!
Goddess Girls #14: Iris The Colorful
ISBN: 978-1442488236 (pap); ISBN: 987-1442488243 (hrd)
Iris has a rainbow of colorful experiences, from visiting the Underworld to conversing with her crush in this Goddess Girls adventure.
Iris is the most colorful goddess girl at Mount Olympus Academy. In fact, her hair and delicate wings can change color according to her mood! When Principal Zeus entrusts her with the job of fetching some magic water, Iris is tickled pink—until she realizes she’ll have to get the water from the gray, gloomy River Styx in the Underworld! And when Iris figures out how to create magical rainbow slides that will allow her to travel from Mount Olympus to Earth and back in a flash, she suddenly becomes a messenger in high demand. All the while, Iris wonders whether her crush, Zephyrus, has caught wind of her infatuation, or if he’s into her BFF instead. Either way, Iris is determined she won’t go green with envy!
Goddess Girls #15: Aphrodite the Fair
ISBN: 978-1442488267(pap); ISBN: 987-1442488274(hrd)
Aphrodite has her hands full with Eris, who loves to stir up mischief, in this Goddess Girls adventure.Eris is a goddess girl who has a penchant for causing trouble. So when her brother, Ares, is celebrating his thirteenth birthday, she can’t let the occasion go by without a little mischief. After all, she is the goddess of discord and strife! Aphrodite is determined to make sure Ares gets the attention he deserves, but can she handle what Eris has planned?
Goddess Girls #16: Medusa the Rich
ISBN: 978-1442488298(pap); ISBN: 978-1442488304(hrd)
Medusa discovers that having the golden “King Midas” touch has its ups and downs in the sixteenth Goddess Girls adventure. When Medusa suddenly becomes able to turn objects into gold just by touching them, she is thrilled. Gold, gold, everywhere! But it’s not just objects that become golden—it’s also food, and, even people! Her new ability turns out to be more dangerous than delightful, but can she do anything to reverse it?
Goddess Girls #17: Amphitrite The Bubbly
ISBN: 978-1442488328(pap); ISBN: 978-1442488335 (hrd)
A new mergirl shows up at Mount Olympus Academy—and Poseidon just might be her perfect match in this seventeenth Goddess Girls adventure. Amphitrite is a mergirl with a big crush on Poseidon—but will his quirks make her fall out of like?
Goddess Girls #18: Hestia The Invisible
ISBN: 978-1481449984(PAP); ISBN: 978-1481449991 (HRD) (2015)
Hestia, the shy goddess of the hearth, is fed up with feeling invisible. Hardly any of the other students at Mount Olympus Academy know who she is, much less that she’s a great cook, even though she’s been at MOA for years! But when Pheme “discovers” her, and interviews her for Teen Scrollazine, Hestia is appalled at what the gossipy girl writes. Will it destroy her friendship with her favorite MOA lunch lady? Or work to her benefit in the competition for the very first “Service to Humankind” award?
Goddess Girls #19 Echo The Copycat
ISBN: 978-1481449984(PAP); ISBN: 978-1481449991 (HRD) (2015)
In this nineteenth Goddess Girls adventure a new forest-mountain nymph shows up at Mount Olympus Academy and tries to fit in. Echo is a forest-mountain nymph and the new girl at Mount Olympus Academy. She is a little nervous, so she tries to mimic all of the gestures, expressions, and slang of the cool MOA students. While imitation is supposed to be the best form of flattery, Echo’s chattiness doesn’t exactly endear her to her fellow classmates—in fact, it has the opposite effect! Will she be able to find a way to be herself and become friends with the students around her?
Goddess Girls #20: Calliope the Muse
Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, has trouble putting her bright and fun ideas into action in this twentieth Goddess girls adventure
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Goddess Girls #23: Medea the Enchantress
Jason and Princess Medea are on a quest for the golden fleece, that’s hanging from a limb of the great oak tree. But a huge serpent guards the fleece—and is the one (scary!) barrier for them. Can Medea and Jason work their magic and take what is rightfully theirs?
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Add to your book collection and your jewelry collection with these Goddess Girls Boxed Sets
Goddess Girls Boxed Set: Books 1-4
(Charm Bracelet Inside!)
Get to know the Goddess Girls in this four-book box set that comes with a stylish charm bracelet. The Goddess Girls at Mount Olympus Academy—Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis—give ancient Greek myths present-day personality! This deluxe box set includes the first four volumes of the popular series, along with a coordinating charm bracelet, and is ideal for new and old fans alike. Athena the Brain, Persephone the Phony, Aphrodite the Beauty, and Artemis the Brave.
Goddess Girls Boxed Set: The Glittering Collection Books 5-8
(Charm Bracelet Inside!)
Join Athena, Persephone, Aphrodite, and Artemis as they navigate the halls of Mount Olympus Academy—where friendships and adventures abound! This boxed set comes complete with a rhinestone “G” charm bracelet and includes Athena the Wise, Aphrodite the Diva, Artemis the Loyal, and Medusa the Mean.
Goddess Girls Boxed Set: A Charming Collection Books 9-12
(Charm Bracelet Inside!)
Continue the mega amazing Goddess Girls adventures with Pandora the Curious, Pheme the Gossip, Persephone the Daring, and Cassandra the Lucky!
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