Hades and the Underworld: An Interactive Mythological Adventure (You Choose: Ancient Greek Myths)
The Underworld is the land of the dead and ruled by the powerful god Hades. It is not a place where the living are welcome, but that's where you must go. You will need to cross the River Styx and face the three-head dog Cerberus. But once you are there and reach your goal, will you be able to find your way back to the living or be trapped forever? Full-page illustrations, interactive stories, and multiple endings transport you back to ancient Greece and into deep dark depths of the Underworld.
I loved these kinds of choose-your-own-adventure books when I was a kid and incorporating historical events and facts into the stories makes them even more entertaining. Each book focuses on a different event in history, but it's up to the reader to choose the point of view to take. The story will progress for a few pages and then the reader must make a decision about what course they want to take. Then, the reader turns to the page directed in the book and sees what happens based on the choice made. Choose whether to be a civilian, patriot or British soldier during the Battle of Bunker Hill, whether or not to rush for a lifeboat on the Titanic, what job to take as an Irish Immigrant, and much more. On average, each book has about 3 story paths, 35-45 choices, and 15 different endings. This series will help students see historical events in a new, real way and is just plain fun to read. Each book is about 112 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel