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Medusa Jones by Ross Collins
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Feb 22, 08

bookshelves: kids-fiction, fantasy
Read in February, 2008

Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood for this one. I just found the writing simplistic, even for an early chapter book, and I didn't like the ending. At all. It actually made me do a double-take. Sorta ruined the whole book for me. (Why do THIS if you're just gonna do THAT? Anyway.) Plus, those champions were real pains in the neck.

The illustrations, on the other hand, were absolutely terrific, with the exception of Medusa's nose. Really bothered me. It looked like a wooden puppet nose just stuck on there. Mino, however, more than made up for Medusa's puppet nose. He was adorable. Ador-a-bull (sorry, couldn't resist). And Medea produced my only laughs in the book. She was just right.

Although most of the mythology-related jokes will fly right over their heads,
2nd- and 3rd-graders might enjoy this one. Consider it early prep for The Lightning Thief.
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