Book Review: Athena the Wise (Goddess Girls #5)

Athena the WiseAthena the Wise by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Genre: Children’s Fantasy
Rating: 4/5 stars


I’ve been reading this with my daughter (she’s 8). I was introduced to the Goddess Girls series from Erik over at This Kid Reviews Books. Shortly after reading his review, I picked one up at the book store (they only had #5), but it sat on my daughter’s shelf for over a year.  Since we recently rekindled our bedtime shared reading, I pushed to read this one and she was not disappointed!

The Goddess Girls series is a twist on Greek mythology. The goddess girls and god boys are preteens attending Mount Olympus Academy (MOA). In Athena the Wise, Principal Zeus asks Athena to help Hercules complete his 12 labors, which will enable to remain at MOA.

The book was cute and the story was fun.  Most importantly, my daughter loved it! She liked that it was based on mythology because she’s learning about mythology in art class. She also loved that it was full of adventure. She’s already planning which books in the series to buy next!

I thought it was a great kids’ book and I look forward to reading the others with my daughter.


Upcoming reviews — Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, and Sugar Plums to the Rescue! (Sugar Plums #5) by Whoopi Goldberg

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I’m glad you and your daughter like it!


  2. Jessica loved these books! She also really loved the Percy Jackson ones. She’s not a self motivated reader so when something comes along that grabs her attention I get really excited!


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