by Burleigh, Robert.

Format: Print Book 1999
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Journey back to ancient Greece and meet the greatest hero who ever lived--Hercules! With eleven difficult tasks behind him, he now must face the last and most terrifying. To bring back the three-headed monster dog, Cerberus, Hercules must enter the Underworld--where the dead go--and come back alive! With a bold storytelling voice, Robert Burleigh takes the reader into the classical world of Greek mythology and reveals the courage and valor of this larger-than-life hero. Award-winning illustrator Raul Colón's dazzling artwork imbues this classical story with magic and power.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-6, younger for reading aloud. Using language that draws on the strength of its subject yet speaks in the lilt of poetry, Burleigh retells the story of Hercules and his last labor. As Hercules enters the cave to Hades, readers learn about the hero's past as he remembers the 12 labors, including the hydra with nine heads and escaping the Amazons. Then, it is off to the River Styx and the land from which no one returns. On his journey, he sees King Hades and his sad queen, Persephone, and Hercules runs past Rhadamanthus, who judges the dead, and pitiful Sisyphus. Then appears the massive dog with three heads, each covered with hissing snakes. "Cerberus! Cerberus at last!" Burleigh's vivid imagery reaches its pinnacle as Hercules fights the monster. It is here also that Colon's art is at its most intense, a jumble of movement, strength, and horror. This is in contrast to some of the other pictures, which display Colon's usual fine mix of texture and color yet lack the virility the story demands. Overall, however, choosing only one labor to illustrate is a fine way to hone the tale for younger readers, and this certainly makes a dramatic alternative to the Disney version of Hercules. A brief foreword introduces the story of Hercules and his 12 labors and provides a list of characters and places. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hercules -- (Roman mythological character) -- Juvenile literature.
Heracles -- (Greek mythological character) -- Juvenile literature.
Heracles -- (Greek mythological character)
Hercules -- (Roman mythological character)
Cerberus (Greek mythology) -- Juvenile literature.
Mythology, Greek.
Mythology, Roman.
Publisher San Diego :Silver Whistle,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Colón, Raúl.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
ISBN 0152016678
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