[PDF/EPUB] Hercules Heroes By Geraldine McCaughrean – Kindle eBook & PDF



9 thoughts on “Hercules Heroes

  1. says:

    This was a fun novel I found for the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge A book based on mythology We take the legend of Hercules and retell it true to form We follow Herc as he grows into adulthood and discover what a hero truly means

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    Book Club choice for Heroes and Sheroes unit

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    I didn't know much about Hercules before I read this book so I can't compare it to other stories about him but I think this retelling was very good A couple of his tasks were breezed over so I don't have a good gra

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    Maybe 45? Probably notHercules has had it rough from the beginning Born of Zeus king of the gods and Alcmene one of Zeus' mortal lovers he was despised by Hera from birth Unable to dispose of him as a baby Hera w

  5. says:

    This short fiction book by Geraldine McCaughrean is Hercules Hercules is an adventurous and heroic person that kill monsters and is a demigod that is the son of Zeus and mortal princess Alcmene Hercules falls in the category of Gree

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    I think Perseus was my favorite of the four just because it has a positive ending Yet that is just the way the my

  7. says:

    I mostly read this to refamiliarize myself with the actual Hercules legends after a lifetime of twisting via Walt Disney and Kevin So

  8. says:

    exelent for actionadventure and many plotHurcules is sentenced to slavery by the gods and the king the owner of Hercules wants to ki

  9. says:

    I loved the stories just wish she would have either stayed with the Greek gods or the Roman gods instead of combining them Poseidon and Pluto

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Characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Geraldine McCaughrean

Including the mighty Cretan Bull the many headed Hydra the ferocious Nemean Lion and the three headed guardian of hell Cerberus With the help of the gods Athena and Apollo can Hercules triumph in the endMcCaughrean’s striking descriptions and taut prose draws even the most reluctant young readers into the fr. I loved the stories just wish she would have either stayed with the Greek gods or the Roman gods instead of combining them Poseidon and Pluto Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream prose draws even the most reluctant young readers into the fr. I loved the stories just wish she would have either stayed with the Greek gods or the Roman gods instead of combining them Poseidon and Pluto

Summary Hercules Heroes

Hercules Heroes

Geraldine McCaughrean brings the same flair for action suspense and humor that characterizes all of the books in the acclaimed Heroes series to perhaps the most beloved and famous of all Greek myths Hercules and his twelve labors Readers learn about Hercules the human with superhuman strength born of a mortal. Book Club choice for Heroes and Sheroes unit

Characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Geraldine McCaughrean

And the king of gods Zeus When the goddess Hera wife of Zeus discovers her husband's mortal son Hercules she vows to destroy him Thus begins Hercules’s legendary and epic journey in which he is forced to take on a series of seemingly impossible tasks He battles an array of both amazing and terrifying beasts. Maybe 45 Probably notHercules has had it rough from the beginning Born of Zeus king of the gods and Alcmene one of Zeus mortal lovers he was despised by Hera from birth Unable to dispose of him as a baby Hera watched and waited until the time came that she could take her revenge on her unfaithful husband by depriving him of his son When Hercules had grown married and had children Hera tempted him to drink which led to a drunken rage and the conseuent murder of his own family Unwilling to kill his son Zeus prompted by Hera sent Hercules to live as a slave in Eurystheus household where he was sent to perform a number of seemingly impossible tasks But strong suare Hercules was ready and willing to do anything to redeem himself for his terrible deeds and was than up to the task of defeating monsters creatures and giantsI have read and enjoyed Geraldine McCaughrean s work before so when I was doing research for Hercules books for my Disney source material read through I thought this one would be fun to try for a novelized take on the myth And I was right It was fun It read very smoothly and clearly and presented the well known legend in a way that felt fresh and interesting A lot of times these stories are written as a sort of pseudo history which can feel a bit distant and not nearly as dramatic as events like those that happen in this legend should be but this was written as a novel complete with developed characters and relationships and settings which made it much readable and memorable Hercules himself was at times a bit bland but I think that was how the author wanted to present him and also was part of his humor Due to the nature of the source material it feels pretty episodic and characters sometimes came and went without having much effect on the story but as villains go Hera and even Eurystheus and Nessus make for a pretty nice consistent threat not to mention those twelve hairy Labors themselves I do think this book could have benefited from a smattering of illustrations but at least the writing was such that I was able to picture things pretty clearly From the very start with its description of the creation of man including Zeus various attempts until he managed to get it right all the way to the end with its fittingly dramatic conclusion it has the scope and feel that a Greek hero s epic shouldIt was fun to read a novelized version of his great hero s story It was very faithful to the original myth but it was presented in a slightly digestible format There was a little humor to Hercules character and a good feeling of scope and drama It could have used a few illustrations but the writing was vivid and interesting enough even without them