Illustrated by Gary Baseman
Herakles was one of the greatest of all Greek heroes, and his exploits have been celebrated in paintings, songs, poetry, and sculpture for thousands of years. Now it's time for him to have his own children's book, one exclusively devoted to his labors and adventures.
Strong Stuff tells the amazing stories of the Stymphalian Birds (defeated by crashing cymbals), creepy King Geryon (with three heads AND three bodies), the Augean Stables (don't ask), and nine other labors that Herakles performed. This is a one-of-a-kind account of the great mythological hero in action.
With a super-helpful map and a pronunciation guide for those sometimes-hard-to-pronounce classical names.
Ages eight and up.
John Harris is a former senior editor at Getty Publications. He is the author of Greece! Rome! Monsters! (Getty Publications, 2002). Gary Baseman is the three-time-Emmy and BAFTA award-winning creator of the animated series and film Teacher's Pet. Dumb Luck, a book of his art, was published in 2004.