Mythology

Iduna and the Magic Apples

By Marianna Mayer

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The evil giant Thiassi vows to capture Iduna and her magic apples which give the gods on Valhalla everlasting life

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Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter (Video)

By J.K. Rowling, narrated by Hugh Laurie

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Explore the myths and legends that inhabit the world of Harry Potter; learn about witches and wizards, Greek gods, the Celts, ghosts, magical creatures and ancient spells. Discover where a school like Hogwarts is located, what lies beneath Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station, what ancient civilization had a 3-headed dog like Fluffy, what are the real origins of the Philosopher's Stone, and what links Harry Potter to the journeys made by King Arthur and Odysseus.
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Ysabel

By Guy Gavriel Kay

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When Ned travels to Provence, France he finds himself embroiled in a love triangle that spans the centuries at great personal expense. 

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The One-Eyed Giant and Other Monsters from the Greek Myths

By Anne Rockwell

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Relates ten Greek myths featuring an assortment of fantastic creatures, from a snake-headed woman to a half-man, half-horse, to a monster who eats men raw.

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Nobody's Princess

By Esther Friesner

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Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.

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Nobody's Prize

By Esther Friesner

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Still longing for adventure, Princess Helen of Sparta maintains her disguise as a boy to join her unsuspecting brothers as part of the crew of the Argo, the ship commanded by Prince Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.

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A Squire's Tale and a Wizard's Dreams

The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris

Gawain of Orkney doesn't need a squire. He's yet to make it to King Arthur's court to be knighted, and if he does need a squire later, he has a few brothers in the hinterlands who will do. For his part, Terence was perfectly happy taking care of his foster father, the hermit Trevisant. He was a kind boy and an excellent cook, though granted a bit confused at present. Just recently the trees had started talking to him.

Hidden Turnings & His Majesty's Elephant

His Majesty's Elephant by Judith Tarr

The hue and cry outside the royal stables of the Emperor Charlemagne sounded like a battle raging to Rowan. The grooms were trying to push a gigantic elephant into one of the Emperor's old war tents, and Abul Abbas, for so the elephant was called, was having none of it.

Beyond Boundaries

The Great Good Thing by Roderick Townley

For ages and ages, no one had opened the book. Just as Sylvia sat weeping in boredom by the edge of the lake, pleading for something to happen, a fan of light began opening in a corner of the sky, sending flashes of color across the water. "Rawwwk! Reader!" screamed an orange bird. "Boooook open! Ooopen! Boook open!" groaned a bullfrog.