Hercules

by McCaughrean, Geraldine.

Format: Print Book 2005
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Summary
Geraldine McCaughrean brings the same flair for action, suspense, and humor that characterizes all of the books in the acclaimed Heroes series to perhaps the most beloved and famous of all Greek myths, Hercules and his twelve labors. Readers learn about Hercules, the human with superhuman strength, born of a mortal and the king of gods, Zeus. When the goddess Hera, wife of Zeus, discovers her husband's mortal son Hercules, she vows to destroy him. Thus begins Hercules's legendary and epic journey in which he is forced to take on a series of seemingly impossible tasks. He battles an array of both amazing and terrifying beasts, including the mighty Cretan Bull, the many-headed Hydra, the ferocious Nemean Lion, and the three-headed guardian of hell, Cerberus. With the help of the gods Athena and Apollo, can Hercules triumph in the end?

McCaughrean's striking descriptions and taut prose draws even the most reluctant young readers into the fray.


Contents
The son of Zeus
Broken promises
Hera's doom
Two heads are better than a hundred
Big game and sore losses
Poisons
Mucking out
Birds and beasts
Poseidon's pride and joy
Queen of the Amazons
Holding up heaven
Digging up hell
A wedding gift
Revenge and forgiveness.

Additional Information
Series McCaughrean, Geraldine. Heroes.
Subjects Hercules (Roman mythological character) -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Chicago, Ill. :Cricket Books,2005
Language English
Notes Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Description 142 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780812627374
0812627377
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