Elle is just another teenage girl... most of the time. Bubbly and good-natured, she wastes no time making friends on her first day at her new school. But Elle has a secret: she hasn't come alone. She's brought with her a colorful mix of personalities, which come out when she least expects it... Who is Elle, really? And will her new friends stand by her when they find out the truth?
Ulysses, mythical hero and king of Ithaca, left years ago to fight in the Trojan War. He never came home. His son, Telemachus, an impatient and immature prince who is as clumsy as he is ambitious, decides to go looking for him. On the way, he meets the hot-headed princess Polycaste, who helps him in his perilous adventure full of vengeful gods and terrifying monsters. Will the winds be favorable to them?
Jack is a typical grade school kid... except that he never speaks a word, is followed everywhere he goes by a flying bug, and can turn into any animal he wants, usually to come to the rescue of his family and classmates. Not everybody appreciates his strange behavior, however. When the town's children start disappearing into the forest, though, Jack's special ability is their only hope. Will Jack ever be understood and accepted by those around him? And will the townsfolk come to see the forest as anything besides a danger and a nuisance?
A monkey-faced man named Kid Noize who has a 1977 Mustang, a talking dog, and dreams of being a famous DJ, travels between worlds to deliver mysterious packages to people. Unfortunately, he has lost the package of his next recipient, a young boy named Sam who is having a hard time in life, grieving the loss of his mother while trying to adapt to a tough new town and school. Neither Sam nor Kid Noize has any idea what awaits them as they join forces to find the package that will help shape Sam's destiny...
Brash, young Telemachus continues his search for his father on the Island of Aeaea, where the witch Circe entertains him and his friends with banquets full of fresh, roasted pork. Circe's daughter, Cassiphone, has her own reasons for joining Mac and his friends as they look for Ulysses, and she knows just where to go: Hades, the land of the dead, in search of the seer Tiresias, who can show them the way. So Telemachus and his growing band of friends head off across Terra Incognita, in the hope of finally catching up with his father.
Jack, a little boy with the uncanny ability to turn into any animal he wants, isn't doing so well these days. He's worried about his parents and their money problems, and he's been feeling sick. Then he remembers hearing about a big treasure hidden deep inside the mountain, and he and his friend Gladys embark on an adventure to find the treasure and come to his parents' rescue. But between dragons, nasty little creatures and hunters with evil intentions, that's not going to be easy. To top it all off, Jack has been keeping some secrets that he's going to have to reveal sooner or later, if he doesn't want things to keep getting worse...
On his first day of class at a new school, Leo, a boy who talks to the ghosts of famous dead people for fun, meets Hamlin, who can talk to animals, and Farah, a human flamethrower. The new friends band together to track down the thief who has made off with the school's prized trophy, and must use all their powers to fight off an army of gigantic robots intent on destroying them. What they don't know is that this is all just part of a much, much bigger plan...
As Leo and his friends learn more about the origins of their unusual gifts-and the daunting destiny that awaits them-they start training to prepare for the great battle coming their way. But there is still one key person missing, and the gang will try its hardest to track down the remaining wizard so that the Magic 6 can finally become the Magic 7.
Leo, Farah, Lupe, and Hamelin will need all of their supernatural gifts, and all the help they can get, to fight a mysterious power that has all the authority figures in their town-teachers, parents, and police-acting strangely and dangerously. And along the way, they will learn more about the bond that links them, and just what a daunting future the Magic 7 must prepare for.
When monkeys and apes all over the world start gathering and behaving in increasingly alarming ways, Jack and his friends must embark on a whirlwind trip around the world to get to the bottom of it all. Their mission: to locate the missing Ape-God in order to put an end to the chaos-as well as the destructive actions of humankind that led to these problems in the first place. Luckily, Jack has his own personal flying dragon to help him get around! Another exciting and magical adventure is in store, where young and older readers alike will learn about fascinating animals they never even knew existed!
While Telemachus, following the trail of his father Ulysses, is tied up in the faraway land of the Laestrygonians, the hot-headed Neoptolemus is marshaling his army of fierce Myrmidons off the coast of Ithaca, where Queen Penelope takes the lead in strategizing against the threatening fleet. In this latest chapter of the adventures of young Telemachus, the driven and impulsive young prince must use all his wits and rely on his new friends to unravel the mystery of his father's whereabouts before a full-on war breaks out