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Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Myth-O-Mania #1)

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Hades, king of the underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths. When he and his siblings were born, their father Cronus swallowed them whole because of a prophecy that said one of his children would be mightier than he. Can Hades and his brothers and sisters overthrow their big, bad dad? Illustrations.
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Stone Arch Books (first published August 1st 2002)
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Fuad Fidah
Nov 09, 2014 Fuad Fidah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
মিথলজী একটা মজার জিনিস, আর এদের মধযেও সবচেয়ে ইনটারেসটিং মনে হয় গরীক মিথলজী। বিশাল কনটেনট, পরচুর সটোরি সাইড সটোরি নিয়ে গরীক মিথলজী। জানা কথা - পরধান চরিতরগুলো হচছে অলিমপিয়ান গড। আর তাদের মধযে পরধান এবং সবচেয়ে শকতিশালী এবং সবচেয়ে সাহসী যে একা টাইটানদের, টাইফুন কে এবং জায়ানটদের হারাইছে হল - হেডিস।
আচছা ঠিকই আছে, নাহয় একা হারায়নি, কিনতু সবচেয়ে বেশি অবদানতত রাখছে, নাকি? কি বললেন? জিউস? আরে সে ত করাই বেবী। ওর কি কিছু করার কষমতা আছে নাকি? সে একটা কাজই ভাল পারে পলায়ন।
বইএর কথা জিজঞাসা করছেন? আরে বাবা, যে
Hao huang
Apr 11, 2013 Hao huang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myth-o-mania
Have a hot time, Hades! Is the beginning of the series Myth-O-Mania(for the ancient Greek word for liar!) by Kate McMullan. This story is about how the gods were born to be immortal by the two Titans from the start of the World, and finally the gods start rule every part of the mortal World. It was the eldest god, Hades' point of view to telling this story.

One day the father, Cronus wants to know his future so he went to visit a seer. Then the seer told him he shall have six children, one of the
Jan 27, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun book! It is told from Hades' point of view, and there are lots of puns and tongue-in-cheek humor. This is a much easier introduction to the gods than what you will find in the Lightning Thief series. There's even a "Quick-and-Easy Guide to the Myths" at the end to help newbies with pronunciations and with keeping all of the key players straight! The series is currently out of print but will be rereleased this fall. I can't wait! They will be on my classroom shelves for sure!
Oct 24, 2015 Maya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have a hot time Hades is the first in the Myth-o-mania series. It was very funny and interesting. When Cronus swallows five of his children they grow up in his stomach. When Rhea puts special herbs in Cronus's tea, he throws his children up. Later they meet Zeus, his children, fight dragons, and play a ten year stone ball game. Very, very good book.
I read this book and most of the others in the series aloud to my daughter who was about 6 or 7 at the time. We both enjoyed the humor and action of the storyline.
Sep 06, 2013 Julio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myths
It was a good book people that are reading this should read it
Hazel West
I loved this series as a kid. Still a really fun and quirky re-write of Greek Mythology. Particularly love that it's told from Hades POV since everyone always wants to make him the villain just because he's god of the Underworld.
Michael S
May 01, 2017 Michael S rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 24, 2013 Dujuan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have a hot time hades is a book written by Kate Mcullan. It is the first book of the series Myth-O-Mania. Just like Get to work herculeis it has all of our famous gods.

Have a hot time Hades is about all of our famous gods are swallowed by there dad because, The dad went to a fourten teller the fourten teller told the gods father he was going to be over ruled by one of his childes. So after each and every god was born he would swallo them. The only one who did not get swallod and was protected by
Mar 21, 2012 Adil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love Greek mythology and saw this book in the library. It had just come in and it was looking awesome.To be honest i think that this book can actually attract anyone. This is one of the reasons why i decided to read this book.

A male main character. This category was interesting to read because it was in a point of view of the god "Hades." We all know that he is a male so this book comfortably fit into this category.

"Ah, mightier!"said Dad. "That is- wait a minute, I am the father. What are you
Linda Jaejoong
Oct 30, 2014 Linda Jaejoong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-until-2017
Ich war ja schon immer ein Fan von Hades. Alle machen ihn immer so schlecht, nur weil er der Totengott und Herrscher über die Unterwelt ist. Ich finde ihn sehr faszinierend und war schon gespannt wir er in der "Myth-O-Mania" Reihe dargestellt wird. Hades erzählt die Geschichte aus der Ich-Perspektive und stellt die Lügen die Zeus verbreitet hat richtig.

Ich fand das Buch super lustig und unterhaltsam. Die Erzählweise von Hades macht richtig süchtig nach mehr. Ich fand ihn sehr unterhaltsam und h
Julian P
Feb 01, 2013 Julian P rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have finished reading Have a Hot Time Hades by Kate McMullen. The book is about how the gods were born from the titans in Hades point of view. At first Zeus Hades and Poseidon were born. Their father, Kronos didn't want to have any little troublemakers that weren't titans so he gobbled them up all but Zeus which Kronos's wife hid in a cave with a nymph. In his cave Zeus planned to get his brothers out so he made a potion and poured it into Kronos's tea. Kronos barfed all of the little gods up ...more
Jan 17, 2011 Dolly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Our girls are really getting into Greek mythology, especially our oldest. Between this book and the Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub, they are being drawn into the stories and are getting excited about the characters. Now granted, these stories are somewhat fractured versions of the myths, but they still hold true to the basic truths.

Of the two series, I think the Myth-o-Mania series is more faithful to the original stories and I like this one better. Still, I love that our girls love these s
Jen Blackham
Jan 07, 2013 Jen Blackham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-boys
I'd pulled this out of the library as possible reading material for the boys. They are so reluctant to read, that I do like to pre-read some books, and only pass on the very best, hoping to catch their interest. While I really enjoy reading YA stuff, these elementary books are a little harder to get into for me. But this was pretty cute and I do think the boys might like it. The four star review is more based on my recommendation to kids, rather than the fact that it kept ME super enthralled. I' ...more
Christopher Delzell
Hilarious. This book is really funny, have you ever wondered how zeus became ruler of the universe? Well how it’s told in this book is that their was an ancient poker game. This book is based in greek mythological times with the greek gods such as zeus, hades, poseidon and others. The events in this book are not actually what happened according to greek mythology but it is similar it just has a funny twist that Hades put on it himself. I connect with Hades most mainly because in the real greek s ...more
Jul 12, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun take on Greek Mythology that is told through Hades point of view. He claims that his little brother Zeus is a giant liar. When he read the myths based on what Zeus had written he wanted to set things straight and let people know what truly happened. There are great origin stories like how the Olympics were created and how the Olympians defeated the Titans.

Anyone who likes mythology and retellings will eat this up. The books are fun and have a glossary at the back of the book so tha
Review #2 - November 7, 2015
I really never tire of this series. It's so silly and fun. I read it when I want something light and fast.

Review #1 - February 8, 2014
I love, love, love, love this series. I never tire of reading about the antics of the Greek Gods and Goddesses.

Zeus is a myth-o-maniac, Greek speak of "liar". He has royally messed up all the myths and it is up to Hades to set the record straight.

McMullan has done an excellent job of writing amusing books that will appeal to young (
Jan 29, 2012 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very fun and entertaining book told from the perspective of Hades, God of the Underworld. Tells how the Olympians beat the Titans for Mount Olympus. The beginning is when the children are all stuck in Cronus's stomach, and eventually tell of their rescue by Zeus. Right off, we see a different view of all the gods and goddesses. We see Zeus as cocky and headstrong from Hades's point of view. We also see Demeter as very motivated about the rock and the things she loves most, such as agriculture. ...more
This book is the first book of a series. It is the "true story of greek myths. This book is about when Hadies and his brothers and sisters are swollowed by their father Cronos. Zeus turns out to be a big fat liar. This is about them growing up and decideing who becomes ruler of who and so on.

I can make a text-to-self connection. In this book Hades made a promis to look after his brother Zuse no matter what. This promis always comes around some way because Zeus is always getting in trouble and
Nov 07, 2014 Finnigan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Isn't it hard to imagine all the good things about Zeus when they weren't true. In Have A Hot Time, Hades, hades is introduced as a good guy. He tells the story about growing up in his dad's belly. The three elements that stand out are characters, setting, and and humor. The first element is shown when hades is introducing himself as not the most nice man but not evil and he has lots of personality. The second element in mentioned how hades lives in The underworld where he can talk to dead spiri ...more
Maclean H
Oct 24, 2012 Maclean H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am currenty reading Have A Hot Time, Hades By: Kate McMullan. This book is about when Hades is born his dad eats him. My favorite part is when his dad eats nectar and Hades swims in it because it is something that nobody would do. I was suprised when one day his dad ate his little sister Afriditeis and Hades had to raise Afridities in his dad's stomach. I also enjoyed the part when Hades and Afiditeis kicked their dad to make hime miserble.This book is fiction because I do not think this would ...more
Apr 16, 2013 Kendra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
I might have been impatient with this book and the tone if my seven year old and i had not already read a lot of mythology together. He already likes the stories and we have great conversations (sometimes awkward questions about marital arrangements) about the Greek Myths. We have read the first two of Kate McMullen's books in this series, and will look for the rest in the good and close to a 7 year old boy's beach read as it gets (and isn't a graphic novel!)
Nov 14, 2014 Connor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Are all the Greek mythology stories wrong? In "Have a hot time Hades!" by Kate McMullen that is what Hades is trying to explain. This point of view is 1st person, where Hades tells the real story about how the Gods came to be. This character development is great. He starts at the very beginning of time. The setting was also good. It is in the Underworld. If people like mythology then they will like the actual story.
Tumata Garbutt
Jun 06, 2017 Tumata Garbutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythologie
Nice speen to the greek mythologies!!! Written and commented by Hades himself. Funny read, for kids and all ages!
Jan 02, 2017 Abdel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 20, 2017 AWD rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can be really disgusting.
Interesting concept, bad execution. A retelling of classic Greek myths from the point-of-view of Hades could have made for a fun (and informative) book series for middle grade readers. Unfortunately, Kate McMullan is not a good writer. Between Hades's dreadfully childish voice to the grating language of the book (e.g. Poseidon being called "Po," sweat being called "drosis," bleeding being called "ichoring," etc), this book was little more than 144 pages of botched attempts at "clever" wordplay. ...more
Fuechee Vang
Sep 09, 2016 Fuechee Vang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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when sky daddy cronus swallowed them (Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Poseidon) whole because of a prophecy that said one of his children would be mightier than he.but it was their mother Rhea, not zeus, who supplied the herbs that made cronus finally barf them up. similarly, when the gods needed help against team titan in the olympic games’ climactic kickstone match, it was hades who not only sprung allies from an underworld jail, but saved the day again when mighty typhon attacked.but chicken-hearte ...more
The Myth-o-Mania series is a set of easy-reading myths told from Hades' point of view. The premise is that Zeus is a self-important, credit-stealing liar who twists the facts of stories around to make himself and his offspring look good. Hades sets the record straight in a resigned, older-brother sort of way, not a vindictive way.
These are fluffy stories to engage 3rd graders to perhaps 5th or 6th graders (if they are particularly interested in Greek mythology). The do illustrate the point that
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“mountain. “He’s toast!” said Zeus. “Typhon will never trouble us again!” But personally, I had my doubts. After what I’d just seen, I thought Typhon might find a way to escape. But to this day, he hasn’t. Nope, Typhon is still trapped under that mountain, raging and roaring. If you don’t believe me, go to Sicily yourself. Go to Mount Etna. You’ll see an enormous mountain belching smoke, fire, and molten lava. Who else could it be under there but Typhon?” 0 likes
“his shoulder and ducked into the cave. He called, “Honey, I’m home!” I crept closer to the mouth of the cave. A terrible damp smell came from inside. I took a last breath of fresh air and plunged in after Typhon. In the dim light I spied a second monster. She was big, but nowhere near Typhon’s size.” 0 likes
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