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Stop That Bull, Theseus! (Myth-O-Mania #5)

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What a myth-o-maniac (old Greek-speak for liar)! Zeus's version of the myths is completely wrong. It's time to set the record straight. For the first time ever, Hades, King of the Underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths.This laugh-out-loud series of fractured Greek myths by best-selling author Kate McMullan is irreverent, irresistible, and totally twisted.That ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 31st 2003 by Hyperion Books (first published February 1st 2003)
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Nicole
Jan 31, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Fun read. This series presents the great Greek myths from the perspective of Hades who claims that Zeus' version has us seeing the reality skewed against him. In this one, Theseus is a forgetful hero that can't handle doing things the "easy" way. Easier reading level (simpler plot and vocabulary) than Percy Jackson novels.
Anthony Y
I have read stop that bull, Theseus. Hay here's analogie for you, Hercules ( as in my last review) is to needs help as Theseus is to needs reminders. That's right Theseus was very very very... Forgetful. And very stubborn. He whould always do the hard things all... The... Time.
Dolly
Aug 26, 2014 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read longer chapter books
This is the fifth book in the Myth-O-Mania series by Kate McMullan. These books are fun to read and have a youthful and humorous perspective that makes it simple for people to remember the various characters and their stories.

We are balancing these fun tales off with more classic fare, like The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of the Odyssey by Rosemary Sutcliff, so our girls can hear the original tales, too.

This book offers a humorous take on the story of Theseus - we really enjoyed the wit
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Hao huang
Apr 23, 2013 Hao huang rated it it was amazing
Shelves: myth-o-mania
Stop That Bull, Theseus! Is the fifth series of Myth-O-Mania by Kate McMullan. This is about Hades’ brother Po, his son Theseus’ adventure story. At last Theseus became a hero with Hades’ help. (Even though Hades didn’t want to)

You may want to ask why Theseus needs help from Hades, I’ll use Hades’ words to say ‘It is Theseus who gave a new meaning to ‘I forget’’. (Theseus always forget things) So Hades has to help Theseus out as soon as he got into trouble. The story begins when Po asked Hades t
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Arya
Aug 11, 2009 Arya rated it really liked it
Shelves: mythology
Fun, fun, fun!

This book is so cute! I love the fact that someone has given Hades a "good guy" part to play- FINALLY!!

I like this series, good, fast and fun summer reading!

We all know the story of Theseus and Ariadne, but is it the True story.
Well King Hades, Ruler of the Underworld is here to tell you that it is not the true story but just some rubbish his little brother Zeus came up with. You see Theseus was a hero, but he had this little thing called "short term memory loss". And the dreaded M
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Owen
this is a book about greek myths from hadies's point of view. This one is about thesius and the bull. First hadies helps thesus get rid of the big bullies and they sighn underworld wresteling contract. He then goes to the laberinth and wrestels the minotour.

I can make a text to text connection to this book In the book thesus loved to wrestel and would wrestel everyone. In the show WWE smack down all is is is extream wresteling.

I would reccomend this book to people of all ages. It is writen ve
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Raymond
Nov 13, 2008 Raymond rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone that like comedy
Shelves: quarter-2
This is totally different than the original myth. It starts out with Hades accompany Theseus because Poseidon ask him because he believe that Theseus is his son. They are going to the king who Theseus thinks is his father. On the road he defeat 3 bully but obvioulsy not by himself. He is really forgetful and after he finally find the king, he decide to take on the minotaur.
Miss Clark
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Christy
Light and humorous. Picked it up for my 10-year old son to read, and I read it in a couple of hours on my own as well. I learned some new things about the Theseus myth even though this is an obvious departure from the original. I probably won't read any more books in the series, but I would recommend them to kids based on this one.
Ashley
Page Count: 192
Book 5
Recommended to: Fans of Greek mythology; ages 11-14

Note to self: research Procrustes

Pg. 92
Law firm of U.O. Plenty. haha

Overall, not as good as the others, but enjoyable. Theseus' forgetfulness was funny. Really wish Ariadne's tale could have been included more.
Kathy
Aug 27, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I love this series...just great couple of hours reads. Find myself learning about mythology painlessly. I consider these like the sherbert palate cleanser between courses...just a lovely little bite.
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