Hercules by Kathryn Lasky
The Man, the Myth, the Hero

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Based on the Greek myth, here the legendary Greek hero Hercules recounts his daring adventures. Award-winning children's book author Kathryn Lasky takes readers on a tour of Hercules' incredible life, from his prodigious infancy, through his twelve labors, and ending with his heroic ascent to Mount Olympus. Full color.
 

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Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hess was a rodeo bull rider before attending the University of Colorado and majoring in fine arts. He lives with his wife and three children.
 
Published June 1, 1997 by Disney Pr (Juv Trd). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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From wrestling serpents in his crib to slaying a lion with his sword, Hercules bravely fends off any evil challenges that Hera sends his way.

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