Pandora Gets Jealous (Mythic Misadventures #1)
13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short) has no idea what she’ll bring for her school project. By accident she discovers a simple box, said to contain something so terrifying and horrible that no one must ever, ever touch it for fear of inflicting all of mankind with the wrath of the Gods and Goddesses. This, of course, makes the box the perfec...more
This is a book for tweens. If you are not between 8 and 12, you must read the book keeping in mind the target audience to appreciate it. It's light and funny with lots of adventure and lessons in history, mythology, social skills and morality thrown i ...more
In the times of ancient Greece, humans worshipped the Gods of Olympus. But there came a time when Zeus grew angry that humans weren't as reverent of the gods as they should be. And so, he took fire from the earth as punishment, plunging the earth into darkness. The Titan, Prometheus, took pity on man. He stole the fire from Mt. Olympus and returned it to earth. For his actions, Prometheus suffered many punishments. One of them was a box that Prometheus was ...more
The dialogue of this book was probably the most aggravating part for me, but it was (like, totally) a short enough read, so I didn't suffer through it for long. I picked it up simply because it sounded like an interesting take on Pandora's Box.
Also, if you're looking for historical accuracies and wh ...more
I can not wait to get and read the next book "Pandora Gets Vain."
Well, this book solved all of those anguishes.
1) It puts a totally new and modern spin on the classic myth - sure, it's still set in ancient Greece, but the people talk how we talk now; there are mean popular girls i ...more
I mean, every paragraph has something slipped in, usually in a cutesy or almost-feels-like-learning way. For example (adn these are all in the first few pages),
"I know what the school sundial says..."
"I wouldn't even qualify for ...more
First of all, I'm a bit disappointed in how this whole book is about Pandora capturing 1 sorrow, not all 7.
It does have good vocabulary but at times I feel like the book is targeted at a younger age level, 7-10. If you're a person who is particular about your grammar then her play on words you might find annoying.
Some events don't ...more
Secondly, the writing just kind of sucks. It isn't simplistic and ...more
True rating: 4.5 stars.
A very well-written take on the Pandora myth. More serious in overall tone than the cover and reading level might lead you to believe. Never a dull moment, though, and the liberties taken with history aren't bothersome. My only complaint is that the author and/or editor chose to use the Roman name (Hercules) for the great Greek hero Heracles. All the gods and goddesses in the book are referred to by their proper Greek names, so why not Heracles?! Well, I know why. Someone ...more
At first, I wasn't sure that I'd like it. It opened with a lot of tween drama (stuff at school, the usual), but given the premise I figured it couldn't last forever. And it didn't., becaus ...more
In Pandora Gets Jealous, the first book in the Pandora Gets… series, Pandora Atheneus Adromaeche Helena, or Pandy, the daughter of Prometheus (the guy who gave fire to humans) accidentally opens a box and lets loose a whole lot of evil and misfortune into the world. Zeus gives Pandy the task of finding the evils wherever they may be in the world and putting them back into the box, otherwise she (and her family) will face some pretty ser ...more
By Carolyn Hennesy
Published in 2008
The genre is mythology and fiction.
Thirteen year old Pandora, the daughter of the house of Prometheus opened a box releasing all the evils into the world. She is called before Zeus, who gives her only six months to gather all the evils up. Hera is out to harm Pandy because she beat her great-granddaughter in a competition. She is making Pandy’s journey really hard. She gave her a map but it is really hard to decipher and only works when you ...more
Pandora and her friends, Alcie and Iole, are thirteen year-olds going to school in Greece. They have a school talent show coming up, and Pandora has no idea what she’s going to bring. Years in the past, she had brought the same thing, and she was getting bored of it.
She decides to borrow something from her father, Prometheus, that she’s not allowed to touch. It’s the box that her fa ...more
The story takes place in Ancient Greece, with Pandora as a moody, awkward teenager who has recently turned 13. Her father, Prometheus, is a titan who was entrusted with a box full of sorrows, plagues, and hope. As part of his punishment for stealing fir ...more
Author: Carolyn Hennesy
Series: Pandora Series #1
Summary: 13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short) has no idea what she’ll bring for her school project. By accident she discovers a simple box, said to contain something so terrifying and horrible that no one must ever, ever touch it for fear of inflicting all of mankind with the wrath of the Gods and Goddesses. This, of course, makes the box the perfect thing for Pandora to bring for ...more
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"Apollo?" Hera clutched at his golden breastplate. "Apollo, we can still have a party, right? When was it going to be? I'll act surprised, I promise. I will!"
"Sorry, Hera...the fun just seems to have gone out of it now.”
"I've still got sacks fullin my storage rooms," said Artemis. "I give them to my temple priestesses to hand out to people who pray really hard...or not."
"I use them as fish food," said Poseidon.
"Kindling," said Hephaestus. "They burn great on the forge."
"I've sent a million sacks down to Egypt," said Dionysus. "They ran out of bricks for the Pyramids.”