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Helping Hercules Francesca Simon

Helping Hercules By Francesca Simon

Helping Hercules by Francesca Simon


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Summary

From the duo who brought you Horrid Henry - a new angle on the Greek myths!

Helping Hercules Summary

Helping Hercules by Francesca Simon

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.

Helping Hercules Reviews

"?an exciting way into the Greek myths?Simon has a talent for writing stories with real child appeal." * Financial Times, 28 June 2003 *
"I have never known much about the Greeks, or their Gods, but this book has enlightened me. The illustrations by Tony Ross bring the text to life as well as Francesca Simon's excellent choice of words?A wonderful book." * Evening Press (York), 16 July 2003 *
"If this version of the Greek myths doesn't win over your child, nothing ever will." * Telegraph, 2 August 2003 *
"Tony Ross's illustrations are brilliant as ever, and the overall sense of fun may be the catalyst needed to draw children into the glory that was mythical Greece." * School Librarian, Autumn 2003 *
"This is told with flamboyant characterisation and the hair-raising tales offer an exciting introduction to the world of Greek mythology." * Junior Magazine, 1 December 2003 *

About Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California and started writing stories at the age of eight. She wrote her first Horrid Henry book in 1994. Horrid Henry has gone on to conquer the globe; his adventures are published in 27 languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Francesca has won the Children's Book of the Year Award and been a judge for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge. Francesca is also a passionate ambassador for children's literacy and is a trustee of the World Book Day charity. She lives in North London with her family. Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com and keep up-to-date with Horrid Henry at www.horridhenry.co.uk. You can also follow her on Twitter @simon_francesca Tony Ross was born in London and studied at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. He has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, as the Art Director of an advertising agency, and as Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic. Tony is one of the most popular and successful children's illustrators of all time, best known for illustrating Horrid Henry and the works of David Walliams. Tony's books have been translated into 40 languages in over 100 countries. He lives in Macclesfield.

Additional information

GOR000503095
9781842551530
1842551531
Helping Hercules by Francesca Simon
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2004-03-01
128
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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