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Tricks and Transformations (Legends #5)

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Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .

Myths and legends are full of stories of the transformation of humans and animals into other things through the magical intervention of the Gods. From better-known characters like Actaeon, the famous Greek huntsman who was doomed to become a stag forever chased by his own dogs, and Glaucus, the f

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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by Kingfisher (first published June 7th 2012)
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Mikael Holmström
Feb 25, 2015 Mikael Holmström rated it did not like it
Being a fan of classic mythology, I don't really know what I was expecting. This is a "kids book" and by that I don't mean that it's a book appropriate for kids. What I mean is dumbed down stories with a font size several digits too big, as if the "kids" need bite-size mythological stories.

What I got was stories I already knew, without the proper context but with some younger lingo thrown in there for the hell of it.

Not worth your money, no matter how cheap, not worth your time, no matter how
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VaultOfBooks
Aug 19, 2012 VaultOfBooks rated it it was ok
By Anthony Horowitz. Legends #6. Grade B+.
Tricks and Transformations is the sixth and the last book in the series Legends by Anthony Horowitz.
The theme of the series is that “Legends and Myths make life interesting”. Here is an extract from the introduction of the book which I was immediately drawn to:
Take a look at the sky. Does it delight you to know that a solar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the Earth intersects the umbra portion of the Moon’s shadow and that it can last u
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Jerry Xu
This book is all about legends from the past in the early B.C.s and it talks all about legends in Greek, Japan, and more. I will tell the plot of one legend in the story because there will be too much paragraphs and paragraphs of words to tell every single one of them. The legend "The Hounds of Actaeon," there was a famous and skilled hunter named Actaeon and 50 hounds that are loyal only to Actaeon each have special skills and abilities that aid in killing their prey for example, one of the ho ...more
Jay
Feb 28, 2015 Jay rated it really liked it
A good read.
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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent ...more
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Legends (6 books)
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