Zeus the Mighty: The Trials of Hairy-Clees


Zeus the Mighty:
The Trials of Hairy-Clees

“A treat for proto–Percy Jackson fans.” — Kirkus Review

The critters of Mount Olympus are back and on the quest of a lifetime! Leap into the world of Zeus the hamster and his gang of fellow pet store friends in this hilarious modern-day take on the Greek myths. Zeus the Might: The Trials of Hairy Clees is the third book in the action-packed Zeus the Mighty fiction series by Crispin Boyer. Entertaining and heartwarming, these middle-grade stories are inspired by the timeless myths of ancient Greece. Young readers join Zeus the overconfident hamster, Athena the wise cat, Ares the treat-loving pug, Poseidon the proud pufferfish and Demeter the loyal grasshopper in a laugh-out-loud adventure through their very own version of Mount Olympus.

About The Trials of Hairy-Clees:

Our story begins with a challenge: The Trials of Hairy-Clees are only for the bravest and most awesome gods of all. Who among them will become the ultimate champion? The pets of Mount Olympus Pet Center are a true team: They conquer epic quests as easily as Ares the pug scarfs down Mutt Nuggets and they vanquish enemies who are pricklier than the spines on Poseidon the pufferfish. But when a chicken named Hermes shows up one day, things take a turn, and before the team knows it, the Oracle has spoken and the mysterious Trials of Hairy-Clees begin! Who will become top god? And can Zeus learn to share the limelight to fight alongside Hermes?

Join Crispin Boyer on Wednesday, August 4th as he can discuss:

· What’s new in this next instalment?

· Why turn to Greek mythology for this fiction series in National Geographic’s Under the Stars imprint?

· How are the stories inspired by Greek mythology?

· How do you incorporate facts and information vetted by Greek historians into this fiction series?

· What’s next in this 7-book series?

· Any tips for reluctant readers?

· How do you incorporate multimedia content to encourage kids to continue their quest for learning?

BIO: Crispin Boyer has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids, covering topics that young readers find fascinating, from bugs to boogers, ninjas to knights, sharks to cyborgs. Zeus the Mighty is Boyer’s debut middle-grade fiction series and combines his abilities to entertain with lively characters and to educate with historical facts.