Book Birthday Bash: Homer’s Excellent Adventure

Book Birthday Bash


Homer's Excellent AdventureHappy Book Birthday to HOMER’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!

This middle-grade novel is like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure meets The Odyssey.

Homer is about to fail out of school unless he can come up with a story. An epic story. Oh, and it needs to be written in Dactylic Hexameter. No big deal . . . except Homer has no idea what that is. Also Homer is horrible at writing, so he’s pretty much out of luck.

But the Greek god Hermes has a story that needs a storyteller, and with a trick of immortal magic, he sends Homer and his best friend Dory back to the end of the Trojan War. They meet up with the Greek hero Odysseus along with an entire crew of smelly sailors and set off on a journey filled with scary monsters, angry gods, and a very hungry cyclops.

We’re so happy you’re at our party for HOMER’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Join in the fun…


Virtually! Which makes it possible for everyone in the world to attend 🙂


Songs about surviving, like “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees, and definitely Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey


The Tastiest Hardtack in the (Ancient) World! Get the recipe!


We’ll take turns reciting bad poetry in equally bad Dactylic Hexameter.

We’ll learn our Greek Alphabet.

We’ll tell stories about horrible monsters and the heroes who defeat them.


Crocheted cyclops eyeballs for everyone! I’ve always wanted to learn to make them, but sadly I have yet to do so. But if anyone else wants to learn, here’s a fun video we can use.

HOMER’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE is written by P. J. Hoover and published by Cbay Books. You can buy this book at the retailers below…

P.J. Hoover

P.J. Hoover

P. J. (Tricia) Hoover wanted to be a Jedi, but when that didn’t work out, she became an electrical engineer instead. After a fifteen year bout designing computer chips for a living, P. J. started creating worlds of her own. She’s the award-winning author of The Hidden Code, a Da Vinci Code-style young adult adventure with a kick-butt heroine, and Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life, featuring a fourteen-year-old King Tut who’s stuck in middle school. When not writing, P. J. spends time practicing kung fu, fixing things around the house, and solving Rubik’s cubes. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website, Instagram: @pj_hoover, Twitter: @pj_hoover or Facebook:

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