Hercules on the Bayou by Connie Morgan

Hercules on the Bayou

Written by Connie Morgan
Illustrated by Herb Leonhard


Hercules on the Bayou by Connie Morgan

Hercules faces his biggest challenge yet-the Louisiana swamps! Including battles with a twelve-clawed crawfish and the taming of a raging hurricane, this Cajun reimagining of the Hercules legend stirs together myth, culture, and Louisiana spice. Sent down to the hot and humid bayou from his kingdom in the clouds, Hercules must perform four daring labors to escape the immortal queen's wrath. Luckily, Hercules has godlike strength, bravery, and his new bayou family to help him conquer every incredible feat! This pourquois tale is told in the style of a gentle Cajun storyteller and features vibrant and whimsical illustrations. Written by an award-winning children's educator, this adventure will have you shouting Aiyee! from start to finish.

About the Author

Connie Collins Morgan ia an award-winning author, she credits her creativity to her upbringing in the rich Southern culture of Lafayette, Louisiana. She holds an MFA from Hollins University and teaches elementary school. Herb Leonhard received a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. His award-winning work has appeared in D Magazine, among other publications. He is also the illustrator of Pelicans Way Out West on My Little Pony, St. Patrick and the Three Brave Mice, A Southern Childs Garden of Verses, Leonardos Monster, and I Know a Librarian Who Chewed on a Word. Leonhard lives in Prosser, Washington.

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32 pages


Connie Morgan
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Pelican Publishing Co

Publication date

27th January 2016



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