by Richardson, Adele, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 292.2 RI
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 292.2 RI
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 292.2 R39
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 292.2 R39
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 292.13 R
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  292.13 R
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 292.2 RICHA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 292.2 RICHA
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 292 R39
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 292 R39
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction CHILDREN 292.2 RIC
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  CHILDREN 292.2 RIC
Provides the story of Hercules and his importance in Roman mythology, including his connection to such figures as King Eurystheus and Queen Hippolyte, and describes the role of myths in the modern world.
The birth of Hercules
The oracle's command
Greek and Roman mythical figures
Quest myths
Hercules's first four labors
The next four labors
The last four labors
Becoming a god
Mythology today
Places in myth
Words to know.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Reviewed with B. A. Hoena's Athena. Gr. 2-3. In elementary language, each of these small, square volumes in the new World Mythology series focuses on a figure from ancient Greek or Roman mythology, placing him or her within both mythological and cultural context. Each tale or topic is covered on a single, well-leaded page, with the violent elements (though not the sexual ones) left in. Readers will learn, for example, that Hercules undertook his 12 labors in expiation for killing his wife and children. Both authors also discuss different types of myth, and they close with modern references to these ancient stories, such as Nike shoes or the various Hercules TV shows. The large color illustrations are a mix of ancient art, modern photos of ruins, and nineteenth-century neoclassical paintings; links gathered on a dedicated Web site supplement brief appended lists of books. Despite the series title, volumes issued so far overlap with titles in this publisher's only somewhat more detailed Greek and Roman Mythology series. Still, the emphasis and reading levels are just different enough to warrant consideration for collections supporting more elaborate cultural studies programs. --John Peters Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series World mythology (Mankato, Minn.)
Subjects Hercules -- (Roman mythological character) -- Juvenile literature.
Hercules -- (Roman mythological character)
Mythology, Roman.
Publisher Mankato, Minn. :Capstone Press,2003
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
ISBN 0736816119
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