Helping Hercules by Francesca Simon
  

Helping Hercules

Written by Francesca Simon
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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Synopsis

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. 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.

Reviews

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

About the Author

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where she specialised in Medieval Studies.

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Author photo © Francesco Guidicini

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Book Info

Format

CD-Audio
Running Time: 180 minutes
Interest Age: From 5 To 7

Author

Francesca Simon
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Author's Website

www.francescasimon.com/

Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

4th August 2005

ISBN

9780752872858


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