Product Details
List Price:
9 to 12
4 to 7
Trim Size:
5.25" x 7.625"
Boyds Mills Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-62091-598-1
Black-and-white illustrations
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About the Book


Hades, god of the dead, welcomes readers on a dangerous tour of his underworld kingdom, filled with monsters, furies, giants, and vampire demons. Along the way, he reveals ancient death rites and sinister curses, tells hair-raising stories, and cracks jokes to die for. With his witty voice and ghoulish sense of humor, Hades is the perfect guide through this fresh and imaginative work of nonfiction that reads like a novel. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.


"Hades guides modern readers through the Anciet Greek underworld of the dead. . . a fun introduction that will spark further interest in mythology." --School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Vicky Alvear Shecter

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of multiple books about mythology and the ancient world for children and young adults, including the Secrets of the Ancient Gods series (Anubis Speaks!, Hades Speaks!, and Thor Speaks!) as well as the biography Cleopatra Rules! She lives in Atlanta and is a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Antiquities at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Meet the Illustrator

Jesse E. Larson

J. E. Larson is the illustrator of Hades Speaks! A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead. His work embraces the phantasmagorical and reflects his love of Victorian nonsense, German expressionism, and monster movies. He lives in Rochester, Minnesota.

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