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Odd gods. #1 / by David Slavin and Daniel Weitzman ; illustrated by Adam J.B. Lane.

Slavin, David, author. (Author). Weitzman, Daniel, author. (Added Author). Lane, Adam, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J SLA (Text) 33500013069638 New Checked out 08/23/2019
McIntosh Public Library J SLA (Text) 33500013069620 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062839534
  • ISBN: 0062839535
  • Physical Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Misfit myths from Mount Olympus Middle School"--Cover.
Title from container.
Summary, etc.: "Oddonis may be the son of Zeus, but he's a little bit odd for a god. He's so odd, in fact, he's not sure if he has any powers at all. And if that isn't enough, his twin brother Adonis is the most popular, most athletic, and most otherworldly handsome god of them all. Oddonis's future at Mount Olympus Middle isn't looking bright, especially when he makes the last-minute decision to run against Adonis to be class president. With the help of his friends Mathena (goddess of math and poultry), Germes (god of all things sniffling and snotty), Puneous (the smallest god of them all), and Gaseous (enough said?), Oddonis is determined to win the race, prove that his friends are as good as any Greek god, and maybe, just maybe, find out what his true powers really are."-- Publisher's description.
Target Audience Note: Age 8-12.
Grade 3-7.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    Welcome to Mount Olympus Middle School, where the young gods rule and everyone else . . . gets dumpster-worthy leftovers for lunch and heaping helpings of humiliation in the hallways. That's what Oddonis, slightly younger twin brother of hunky Adonis, discovers in this not-quite-subtle Wimpy Kid–style riff. Reserving select incidents (and most of the punch lines) for Lane's frequent cartoon drawings, Slavin and Weitzman pit their underachieving narrator against his swaggering sib in a campaign for class president. Along with freely mixing mythologies (the twins are the offspring of Zeus and Freya, which makes for some gross Scandinavian-style fish breakfasts), the authors have great fun with names (Gaseous, son, naturally, of Uranus; Trianus, a dog with one head but three butts). Readers will end up admiring Oddonis for standing up for underdogs everywhere but may spare some sympathy for Adonis, too, who turns out to be a comically clumsy oaf pressured since birth into a "win at any cost" mentality by his all-powerful dad. Stay tuned for further mishaps and mythic misadventures. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Gods > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Zeus (Greek deity) > Family > Juvenile fiction.
Middle schools > Juvenile fiction.
Olympus, Mount (Greece) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.

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