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Helping Hercules
Francesca Simon
Tony Ross
Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Orion Childrens
Page Extent : 128
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781842551530
Price : 299

About the book
Here are the Greek myths as you've never heard them before.Susan is whisked back through time to Ancient Greece, and finds that helping Hercules clean the Augean stables is much, much worse than tidying her room. One hair-raising experience follows another as she goes down into the Underworld with Orpheus, just misses being turned to stone by Medusa, and rides on the winged horse Pegasus. This is both a fabulously funny story and a brilliant way to introduce children to eight of the best-known Greek myths. Susan meddles in each of the myths - taking a dim view of the gods and goddesses and heroes she encounters - but gets out in the nick of time, so the myths themselves remain unchanged and will be remembered vividly by their readers. To make it easy, there is even a guide to pronouncing Greek names.
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Francesca Simon
Francesca Simon (Author) Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in Lon...(+)
Tony Ross
Tony Ross is one of Britain's best known illustrators, with many picture books to his name. He has also produced the line drawings for many fiction titles. He lives in Oxfordshire.