Medusa vs. Hel
From the Set Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors
In Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors, we have a matchup of historic magnitude. We took the deadliest creatures and matched them in a battle of weaponry, strength, and grit. Who will come out victorious, Medusa or Hel? You'll have to read to find out. This series utilizes considerate text written at a higher maturity level with a lower reading level to engage struggling readers. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||X|
|Publisher||45th Parallel Press|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781534159327), Paperback (9781534161627), PDF (9781534160477), ePub (9781534166240), Hosted ebook (9781534162778), Kindle (9781534164895)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
Booklist - Medusa vs. Hel (Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors, 01/01/2020)
Pop culture fans love taking powerful characters from separate worlds and debating who would win in a fight, and the Battle Royale: Lethal Warriors series walks high/low readers through this alluring game. Each title pairs two of “the deadliest and most feared warriors from different time periods, mythology, and legends,” outlining their respective traits before simulating a fight between them. The results, however, are left up to the readers, calling upon them to utilize the information they’ve learned and exercise some imagination. Bigfoot vs. Krampus pits two similarly large, brutish beasts against each other. A pair of huge, many- appendaged monsters clash in Kraken vs. Hydra. In Medusa vs. Hel, Greek mythology meets Norse legend, and Witches vs. Genies features two types of magical beings. Reluctant readers will certainly be hooked by the concept—bolstered by sections of “Fun Facts,” detailed descriptions of the subjects, and an inclusion of violence…Vocab words are highlighted, with definitions following in the text (as well as the glossary). Still, this foolproof concept will attract a range of readers, high/low and on-level.
School Library Journal - Medusa vs. Hel
Dramatically illustrated series rewards readers who savor the idea of frightening creatures duking it out. Introductory pages explore opponents’ characteristics, mythical or folkloric origins, powers, strengths, and weaknesses. The section “Choose Your Battleground” identifies three locations (sea, land, or mountains) and explains how fighters would fare in each; a “Weapons” sidebar is included. “Fight On!” follows, accompanied by a “Food for Battle” sidebar describing combatants’ stealthy strategies. “And the Victor Is…” sums up the conflict. Highlights: “Top Champion” discusses similar beings in myths from various cultures. “Consider This!” includes a list of critical thinking questions. VERDICT Fearsome warriors (some female) have strong appeal, especially for striving readers.
Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.
- Choose Your Battleground
- Fight On!
- And the Victor Is
- Consider This!
- Learn More!