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Author(s): Lucy Coats
What begins as just another ordinary day for Demon ends up being far from normal, because travelling on a rainbow to Mount Olympus is a bit odd for anyone, even if your dad is the Greek god Pan When his long-lost father appears and takes him to the kingdom of the gods to look after their mythical beasts, Demon is in for a shock. The stables are full of creatures like an ill Hydra, flatulent Cattle of the Sun and a very grumpy Griffin. All Demon's animal husbandry skills, polished on his mother's farm on Earth, are going to be put to a rather exacting test as he tries to sort out the chaos and neglect and at the same time deal with the upset and concern of the gods.
A boy is reunited with his long-lost father, the Greek god Pan, only to find himself taken to the kingdom of the gods.
The rumbustious tone is perfect for reading aloud. David Roberts are vigorously zany and both BEAST KEEPER and HOUND OF HADES are fun for myth-mad kids of seven plus New Statesman A sparky new series ... adventure, friendship and fabulous beasts abound. The Bookseller A funny, accessible, adventurous introduction to characters and stories from ancient Greece, starring an endearing hero faced with impossible tasks. Booktrust Hilarious misadventures Metro With wonderful black-and-white illustrations by David Roberts, this new series of short adventures is a perfect introduction to Greek mythology and monsters for younger readers. WRD magazine These novels are absolutely brilliant for children who are interested in mythology. The characters have been beautifully depicted and the humorous descriptions would definitely appeal to a young audience. The pictures are wonderful too and capture the characters, especially the beasts, to absolute perfection. Young readers can learn all about the gods and their mythical beasts while enjoying simple yet exciting plotlines. Think 'Percy Jackson' but for a much younger audience. Armadillo Magazine The series Beasts of Olympus will allow a young audience to delight in the fascinating mythical creatures of Ancient Greece in the same way that Percy Jackson and other favourites have captured the imaginations of older children Books for Keeps
Lucy Coats is the author of more than 30 books for readers of all ages, including Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths, which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. She began her storytelling career as a bookseller, editor and journalist, and has been fascinated by myths and legends ever since she can remember. Lucy is a book reviewer and blogger as well as active on social media. She lives in deepest South Northamptonshire with her husband and three unruly dogs. When she is not writing, she cooks, grows vegetables, and sits in her stone circle, looking at the stars.