Nice Shot, Cupid! (Myth-O-Mania Series #4)

Nice Shot, Cupid! (Myth-O-Mania Series #4)

by Kate McMullan

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Overview

The story about the handsome Greekgod Cupid and how he met Psyche? Just another liefrom that myth-o-maniacZeus!The truth is, when Cupid met Psyche he was a gawky teen god with bad skin and braces. Psyche was so beautiful, Cupidwasscared toeven approach her. Instead, he and Zeus cooked up a plan to kidnap Psyche. Hades, King of the Underworld, is here to shine some light on what really happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434234353
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Series: Myth-O-Mania Series , #4
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 215,373
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kate McMullan is the author of the chapter book series Dragon Slayers' Academy as well as easy-readers featuring Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig. She and her illustrator husband, Jim McMullan, have created several award-winning picture books, including I STINK!, I'M DIRTY!, and I'M BIG! Her latest work is SCHOOL! Adventures at Harvey N. Trouble Elementary in collaboration with the famed New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth. Kate and Jim live in Sag Harbor, NY, with two bulldogs and a mews named George.

Table of Contents

Yo, cupid! -- Big crush! -- Heartbreaker -- Head over heels -- Here comes the bride -- Serpent in love? -- Love speaks -- Love busted! -- Sister love -- Burning love -- Mama love -- Baa-baa love -- Prisoner of love -- Kiss and make up? -- Nice shot, Hades! -- Zing! zing! zing! -- Love's reward.

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Nice Shot, Cupid! (Myth-O-Mania Series #4) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great im in the middle of it so funny!!!!!!!!!!worth it$$$$
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love romamce or greek myrhology youll want to read it..Trust me.OK:) hope you enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book just not on the nook i love it an i also like geek myths so that was cool . Did you know the greek name for cupid is eros. The roman name is cupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trust me, this book is awesome!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and im going to read all the books hope you like it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kind of book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read almost all the mith o mania books ,and they are awsome!! I'm just about to read this book and have a strong feeling Lord Hades is ganna fall head over heels into truble.(Like he always does!) (: (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why did you put 5 stars when you said you hate it
summerskris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading Nice Shot, Cupid! reminded me of how much I love McCullan¿s Myth-O-Mania series, where Hades tells us the `true¿ stories behind Greek myths. She has modernized the Greek gods and goddesses, giving them unique personalities and very human problems. While it isn¿t the best series to offer children when you want to teach them what we know as the Greek myths, it does make for an enjoyable read, especially when you already know the stories!In this story, Cupid isn¿t as hot as you think the god of love should be. In fact, he¿s suffering from normal teenage beauty problems¿pimples and braces and a gangly teenage body. Of course, since Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty, she does everything in her power to provide beauty products for him, making him feel disheartened by his appearances. So when he falls in love with Psyche, a beautiful mortal princess, he decides not to take chances courting her in person. Instead, he kidnaps her and doesn¿t let her look at him.The story follows Hades as he does everything in his power to help Cupid gain more confidence in himself and arrange a happily ever after for Cupid and Psyche. I love how Cupid reminds us of any teenage boy suffering from puberty. I love how strong and beautiful Psyche is, and how true she remains to her love even after seeing Cupid in all his teen glory. And I love the sense of humor that Hades possesses. I recommend this for those looking for a fun, light-hearted read at the middle-grade and even elementary-grade level.
SDPogue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice Shot, Cupid is the fourth book in the Myth-O-Mania series from Capstone Kids. I think I liked this story better than Say Cheese, Medusa. It's not that this is a better story but I understand the rythym of the books better now. There's a lot to be said about Kate McMullan's myth books.Nice Shot, Cupid tells the story of Psyche and Cupid. Psyche was the beautiful daughter of a king and Cupid, the son of Aphrodite. Mortals were so taken with Psyche's beauty that they stopped worshipping the goddess Aphrodite. Angry, Aphrodite told Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with a horrible man but Cupid feel in love with her himself.Psyche is kidnapped and all she can think of is her love for the Voice, which is Cupid behind a curtain. When she sees him, she knows he's her true love but Aphrodite won't let her be with him until she's completed a series of tasks. The list of tasks continue to grow as Psyche ages.Without Hades help, Psyche would never be able to settle down with Cupid and find happiness.I loved Psyche. She's beautiful but that doesn't matter to her. She's kind and thoughtful. She's willing to accept her fate but doesn't mind doing the hard work. She loves Cupid so she doesn't mind all the tasks Aphrodite makes her do.It's a sweet story of love, perseverance and gratitude. I highly recommend it for all ages. It's a great introduction into Greek Myths and a good catalyst for discussing good personality traits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even the sample of this book made me think that i should really get this :) for those readers that love to read---read this you will love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
jwitt33 More than 1 year ago
A very fun retelling of the Psyche/Cupid myth by Hades! My Opinion: I received a copy of this book free of charge through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This is my first experience with the Myth-O-Mania series of books and I have to say that I absolutely loved it! Since each book tackles a different myth, you don't have to read them in order to be able to follow what's happening, which is good for me because I plan on going back and reading them from the beginning, that's how much fun I had reading Nice Shot, Cupid!  This book tells the"true" story of Cupid and Psyche according to Hades, God of the Underworld, because, as he puts it, "When it comes to myths, you can count on me, Hades, to give you the real deal." I have to admit that Hades has always been my favorite god because he's so dark and mysterious, dealing with the dead all the time, etc. Imagine my surprise when I found out that he has a wicked sense of humor and a great deal of love for his family, and mortals who may need his help. The humor in this book is tailored to the MG age group, i.e. "Yo, Hades!" Cupid said. "Am I ever glad to see you, man!" ... "Yo,  Cupid," I called back to him, wondering what exactly "Yo!" meant. He calls his wife, Persephone, P-Phone, and drives around in a chariot pulled by his steeds, Harley and Davidson! Hades is also quite the romantic. When Cupid falls in love with Psyche but is too embarrassed to show her what he looks like (because in this series, Cupid is a teenager, covered in zits, with a mouth full of metal and greasy hair), he kidnaps her and takes her to one of Zeus's palaces where he speaks to her from behind a curtain (which she promises never to look behind), and figures that he'll keep her there like that until he gets through this awkward teenage phase he feels stuck in. Hades tries to help Cupid realize that he should be honest with Psyche and trust that she will see past his appearance to the love struck man inside, but unfortunately, Cupid's mother dearest, Aphrodite, shows up and all of Hades work goes to hell in a handbasket!  This was really such a fun book that I would recommend it to all MG readers who love a good laugh and don't mind reading an alternative "truth" to all of our favorite Greek myths :D  I give this book a very enthusiastic 5 stars!
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So far i have read all 6 books they are so outstanding, and fun to read!!!! And i can not wait till i get they other books that i havent started reading yet!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first picked up the book nice shot cupid i thought it was going to be very boring and stupid . But later when i was just reading the beginging of the story i already burst out laughing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book was so romantic.I loved this book also because it was cute.When I was picking books at school, I came across, Phone Home, Persophone. I read it and LOVED it.
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I wonder if this is a good book?
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