Helping Hercules

Helping Hercules

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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.Read by Mark Perry. Mark Perry of Dead Ringers and 2DTV fame is a political and sports impressionist in other BBC radio series and in The Archers. On TV he has appeared in Mr Charity and in various stage productions around Britain.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • CD-Audio
  • 136 x 144 x 15mm | 132g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752872850
  • 9780752872858
  • 1,503,963

Review quote

Simon's learning is lightly worn, and Mark Perry's rendition of all the voices (especially Hercules's) is horribly funny for children of six to 10. * THE INDEPENDENT *show more

About Francesca Simon

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 London with her English husband, Martin, and their son. When she is not writing books she is doing theatre and restaurant reviews or chasing after her Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti.show more

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