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The Twelve Labours of Heracles by James Ford
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Step back in time to a golden age of storytelling in Ancient Greece. Drawing on the epic literature that has captivated the imagination for centuries, each story is skilfully brought to life, combining the talents of some of the leading children's authors and illustrators working today. Young readers will love these timeless tales of heroism, gods and monsters. In a fit of madness, Heracles has killed his family and offended the gods. As punishment, King Eurystheus has set him twelve seemingly impossible tasks. They will take our hero all over the known world and test the limits of his strength and ingenuity. Can he overcome the odds? The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourage readers to enage with the characters. 'Ask the storyteller' boxes give peripheral details about the narrative and the characters involved. The book features an introduction to Greek storytelling, a glossary and index, as well as a 'Who's who' section with a pronunciation guide.

Author Biography

James Ford studied English and Classics at Worcester College, Oxford, before teaching English in Greece. He now lives and works in Brighton. Peter Rutherford was born in Ipswich. He studied illustration and animation at Ipswich Art College and then worked as an Art Director in several London advertising agencies.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2004
Illustrated by Peter Rutherford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
full-colour artwork
Book House
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