S5E2 - Pygmalion and Galatea
10.22.2021 - By Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids
Oh Muses! In this episode, we tell the tale of Pygmalion and Galatea. We encounter a man in love with his work, some serious skill with marble, the blessings of a goddess, and some questionable themes.
This week's episode features the first chapter from Rick Riordan's new book Daughter of the Deep. Here's a little about the book:
#1 New York Times best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Ana Dakkar is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana's parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family's she's got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana's freshman year culminates with the class's weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it'll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.
But wait, there's more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full broil, and the freshman are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.
Check it out at bit.ly/greekingdod
Have you checked out the books that started it all? Follow the adventures of Zeus the overconfident hamster and his friends in the Zeus the Mighty series! Third book is out: bit.ly/zeusbook3