Friday, February 22, 2008

Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy


"There was a time, during the golden age of men and gods, when mankind became forgetful, almost to the point of its own destruction."

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LC CIP Summary: Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books; 264 pages (Alternate spellings of this award include: Newberry, Newbury, & Newbary)

6 comments:

Mary said...

I really enjoyed this book. It's very light, it's laugh-out-loud funny in spots, it captures the essence of middle school girls, it will be very easy to booktalk or handsell to girls looking for a quick read or to teachers looking for recreational material to supplement their Mythology units, but I don't think it has the "literary quality" I've come to expect from Newbery winners.

Kris said...

I laughed right through this book, its a fun read.

Jen said...

I loved this book; and while I don't think of it as a Newbery contender, I think it's an up-and-coming series that library staff should know about because it supports mythology units in such an appealing way. Smart and funny with mythological nuggets sprinkled throughout.

Teresa said...

I agree, not Newbery but definitely has an audience.

Clare said...

Why is it taking me so long to get through this book? I think it's a great way to introduce mythology to kids but not so much Newbury. Many of the forces that Pandora faces are relative to early-teenage girls today so I would suggest it to our "girly series" lovers.

Mary, the voracious reader said...

I'm just a ten year old, but I loved this book. It my not be the best book on the list but it's very good. I can't wait for Pandora to be vain, lazy, and have all the other bad qualities.