(From the publisher):
For their summer vacation, the Powers family purchases a tour of off-the-beaten-track zoos. By the time they reach the third zoo on the tour, they think they are ready for anything, but nothing could prepare them for The Mt. Olympus Zoo.
From the moment they knock on the gates and are greeted by Gideon P. Gargoyle IV, they are on the road to a rollicking series of adventures.
Accompanied by a cast of Gargoylian charcters, Nick (age 11), Olivia (age 7), and their pareants are introduced to beast after mythical beast that everyone knows don't exist. All the same, their doubts are slowly eroded as the beasts become more and more real. Soon, the family finds itself completely immersed in life at the wondrous Mt. Olympus Zoo.
A fun and unusual fantasy that promises many a giggle, The Mt. Olympus Zoo is a richly illustrated guide to world mythology with a special section that alphabetically lists the orignial versions and international origins of the myths mentioned and woven into the book.
Original title: The Mt. Olympus Zoo
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy→ Mythical Creatures