Books by Vicky Alvear Shecter

THOR SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Showing uncommon foresight, Thor bids adieu with a 'See ya next time, kid!' Return trips are definitely in the offing. (list of gods and monsters, glossary, sources, map, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
Mortals, do you dare follow the god of "strength and weather and mighty muscles" on a tour through Norse mythology? Read full book review >
HADES SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"'I'll see you on the other side,' Hades leers—'sooner or later.' At least the terra won't be completely incognita. (index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
A tour of the ancient Greek (and Roman) underworld, squired by Hades and his lovely wife, Persephone. Read full book review >
CURSES AND SMOKE by Vicky Alvear Shecter
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2014

"Romance with benefits. (Historical romance. 12-18)"
An impossible forbidden love in ancient Pompeii delivers history to romance fans. Read full book review >
ANUBIS SPEAKS! by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Staid, dispensable illustrations aside, an informative and unusually lively look at the Egyptian way of death. (cast list, glossary, bibliography, index) (Mythology. 10-13)"
The jackal-headed god dares readers to come along on the sun god Ra's nightly journey through Duat, the Egyptian afterworld, to rebirth. Read full book review >
CLEOPATRA'S MOON by Vicky Alvear Shecter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Readers will enjoy what is still a romantic and exciting story, but with the tease of such rich material they'll miss the meatiness of such storytellers as Katherine Sturtevant, Megan Whalen Turner or Robin McKinley. (character list, author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Following in a parent's footsteps is never easy…especially when your parents are Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Attractively designed, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with color representations of art works, maps and photographs of artifacts. (source notes, chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-15)"
The author of Alexander the Great Rocks the World (2006) offers a lively, informative and aggressively informal portrait of Egypt's last and most famous pharaoh. Read full book review >