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Pandora Gets Jealous by Carolyn Hennesy

Pandora Gets Jealous

by Carolyn Hennesy

Series: Pandora (1)

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Light-hearted retelling of the story of Pandora's box: Zeus and the gods give Pandora the opportunity to capture and re-box the miseries. Purists won't care for it, especially its Disney 'tween movie feel. But kids familiar with Greek mythology will likely appreciate the parody, and those who don't know mythology will enjoy the adventures. Start of a series. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Okay, this book was a lot better than I expected. The author takes quite a few liberties with Greek mythology, but you have to to write a story like this, and the important parts are there. Whether or not you like the story may depend on how much tolerance you have for the modern touches Hennesy sprinkles throughout the story ("Finally Pandy stood up, took off her school toga, and put on her sleeping garments. Now that she was a maiden, she was beginning to detest her combed cotton night-robes with the face of Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow, and the little multicolored arches splashed all over them."). The story is pretty lighthearted, although there are some darker notes: Pandy's relationship with her mother is strained and her parents' marriage is a bit shaky. And of course, having seven evils loose in the world is causing chaos everywhere, but the author avoids saying anything really scary about that.

I hope that in later books, Pandy's friends Iole and Alcie are developed further. And I admit I was disappointed that Hennesy made Hera the villain—Hera is always the villain: it's trite. But it's a strong start, and I liked this book enough to want to read more of the series. ( )
  Silvernfire | Aug 5, 2013 |
The Kindle version of this book is riddled with spelling and punctuation errors. It also needs some work in terms of character development, dialogue, and accuracy. It reads like it was written by a middle school student. I wouldn't buy it (even for the 99 cents I paid) unless you are very forgiving or under the age of 11. ( )
  kappasigma | Dec 21, 2011 |
This book focuses Greek mythology. There was a young god named Pandora who made a mistake by unleashing the all the evils things into the word. The story goes on about her journey of capturing the evils that she had accidentally unleashed. This book would be great for middle grade students.
  janeyiaC | Dec 11, 2011 |
very cute,I have always been a lover of mythology and this book seemed to fit my taste perfectly.Now onto the next one in the series! ( )
  TriciaDM | Jul 14, 2011 |
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There was a time, during the golden age of men and gods, when mankind became forgetful, almost to the point of its own destruction.
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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 her school project.  Unfortunately, things don’t go quite the way she was hoping, and the box accidentally gets opened, unleashing all kinds of evil and misery into the world.  Hauled before Zeus, Hera and the rest of immortals, Pandy’s given the task of collecting all the evils within a year’s time.

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Thirteen-year-old Pandy is hauled before Zeus and given six months to gather all of the evils that were released when the box she brought to school as her annual project was accidentally opened.

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