Hercules

The Twelve Labors [A Greek Myth]

From the Series Graphic Myths and Legends

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Famous for his superhuman strength, Hercules is the most popular hero in Greek mythology. The son of Zeus—king of the gods—and a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus’s wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson and vows to bring him misery. With her magical powers, she tricks Hercules into performing a series of twelve seemingly impossible labors, each one a test of his strength, courage, cunning, and fighting skill. Is Hercules strong enough to foil her scheme? For this exciting retelling of the twelve labors, author Paul Storrie consulted the classic work The Age of Fable (1859), by American Thomas Bulfinch, and Edith Hamilton’s Mythology (1942), both of which are considered the best resources about on ancient myths and legends. Artist Steve Kurth also relied on historical research to accurately bring to life the world of ancient Greece.

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978-0-82256-485-0
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978-0-82257-214-5
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Nonfiction
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2006-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.7
BISACS JNF052030, JNF025020, JNF062000
Dewey 398.2'0938'02
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 540
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 107488
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Book Links

“A fun, inviting way to introduce students to the beliefs and histories of other cultures.” —Book Links

Library Media Connection

“This is a good series to introduce a variety of stories to young readers who are interested in folklore, fairy tales, and mythology.” —Library Media Connection

Illustrator: Steve Kurth

Author: Paul D. Storrie

Paul D. Storrie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and despite time spent in Grand Rapids, Chicago, and Los Angeles, has returned to Metro-Detroit time and again. He attended Grand Valley State University and received a B.A. in English Language and Literature, knowing that he wanted to tell stories for a living. His first published work was the comic book series Robyn of Sherwood in 1998. Since then he has written for numerous publishers, including a story for Marvel’s Captain America: Red, White & Blue anthology, the mini-series Gotham Girls for DC Comics, Star Trek Alien Spotlight: Andorians for IDW, and several tales for Graphic Universe, including Junior Library Guild selection Hercules: The Twelve Labors with artist Steve Kurth and Children’s Choice Book Awards finalist Beowulf: Monster Slayer with artist Ron Randall.

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Graphic Myths and Legends

Supreme artwork and storytelling are the hallmarks of Lerner Publishing Group’s Graphic Universe imprint. With art and text created by experienced graphic novel authors and artists―who also work for publishers such as DC and Marvel―using traditional drawings, coloring, and… View available downloads →