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Follow the exciting adventures of Taki and Toula, a couple of Greek kids that find a pair of magical shoes!

When Taki and Toula put on an old Greek pair of shoes called tsarouhia they end up traveling back in time to when
the Greek gods lived. But they don't just meet some of the Greek gods - they make history!

Book 1: Hercules Finds His Courage

Their first encounter is with Hercules. But Hercules isn't brave like in the stories they've read. So what are they to do when a giant bull comes charging at them all? Find out in the first book of the series, a full-color book perfect to be read to younger children, and ideal for kids aged 5-8 as an Early Reader book.

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Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite.... 5 Stars!

"The message conveyed to young readers is excellent and relevant, and encourages children to be brave and have faith in themselves. The illustrations are lively and bright and they give a good pace and movement to the scenes and story. The book is appealing not only for its message, but also the educational content that will tell young readers about the Greek god, Hercules. Stories like this are engaging and entertaining and can be used for bedtime story-telling and read aloud sessions in classrooms. I cannot wait to go with Taki and Toula on their next adventurous trip! What about you, kids?"

A great early reader book. This is a fabulous way to introduce mythology to young readers. This would be a good bedtime story, a good classroom read-aloud, or a read alone book for young readers. There is a good moral along with action that allows the children protagonists to be the hero. The facts at the back are useful teaching points for parents and teachers to use.

- CHELSEA FURMAN

Book 2: Athena Finds Her Confidence

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

In their second adventure, Taki and Toula find themselves in a crowded ancient stadium. A competition is taking place between the Greek gods Athena and Poseidon. The gods must each share a gift with the city, and King Cecrops will decide who the winner is.

But it turns out Athena doesn’t believe she can win.

How will Taki and Toula help Athena find her confidence and defeat Poseidon?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

Reviewed By Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars!

I have never read a children's tale filled with so much wonder and joy. Elena Paige's tale of two gods embarking on a talent contest of sorts is indeed one which piqued my interest. Confidence is something easily shaken, and with Athena throwing in the towel before the contest even begins, the kids did a great job in boosting the goddess emotionally, making Athena discover that she has far more to offer than she could ever realize. The feel-good factor of the story is what makes it so wonderful; the story rings true in real life as well, with people of all ages and all walks of life simply needing to believe in themselves in order to achieve their dreams.

Elena Paige has certainly produced a book filled with spark, spirit, love and friendship, and I applaud her talent. I wholeheartedly recommend Athena Finds Her Confidence to readers aged 6-12, so that they can also discover how self-belief is the key to any victory.

Book 3: Zeus Tames His Temper

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

In this adventure Taki and Toula arrive at Mount Olympus. Zeus is having an argument with his brothers, Hades and Poseidon, over who should be the ruler of the gods. Zeus wants to win so badly he’s willing to bully his brothers.

It turns out Zeus has a terrible temper!

How will Taki and Toula help Zeus tame his temper and become the ruler of Olympus fairly?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

Reviewed By Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars!

Zeus Tames His Temper: Taki & Toula Time Travelers - Book 3 by Elena Paige is a children's book I particularly enjoyed for it encompasses two different stories. It's a fairy tale with two very lively, likable and adventurous kids who could be any of our children, and who want to learn about the Greek gods and actually help them. It is also a mythology story which teaches them lessons in ethics as well as the power of benevolence, love and caring for others, instead of rejecting them because of their bad temper (for instance). This book is a gem which any parent will be happy to have their children read in order to grow personally and intellectually. That is why I highly recommend it!

Book 4: Hades Learns To Be Fair

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

The magical shoes take Taki and Toula to the Underworld in their most exciting adventure yet. They meet Cerberus, the three-headed dog; Hermes, the messenger god; Persephone, the goddess of spring; and Hades, the god of the Underworld.

Hades has stolen Persephone and refuses to let her return to Earth.

How will Taki and Toula convince Hades to be fair and set Persephone free?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

Reviewed By Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite - 5 stars!

Without fail, each story from the Taki & Toula: Time Travelers series teaches me something new and fun. Hades Learns To Be Fair is not only well-written and entertaining, but the illustrations are beautifully drawn, carving out a vivid imagery of the time and place each page portrays. Elena Paige truly has the knack of capturing the imaginations of her readers, while highlighting the importance of each of the Greek gods - not only by their names but also by their well-traveled stories. I quite liked how Hades Learns To Be Fair teaches the difference between being weak and being fair - something that too many people around the world do not seem to understand. A person can be quite strict and firm, yet also be fair at the same time.

Book 5: Aphrodite Finds Her Inner Beauty

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Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

In their fifth adventure, Taki and Toula time travel to the Temple of Aphrodite. She is just as beautiful as the stories say. That is until Taki does something to make her old and wrinkled.

When Aphrodite loses her youthful beauty, she thinks she is ugly.

How will Taki and Toula help Aphrodite discover that inner beauty is far more important than external beauty?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

A powerful way for children to master their emotions, feel safe, learn about friendship, be resilient, conquer stress and make positive life choices...

is through stories!