Hércules (Hercules)

Los doce trabajos [Un mito griego] (The Twelve Labors [A Greek Myth])

From the Series Mitos y leyendas en viñetas (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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-652-5
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Publication Date 2007-08-01
BISACS JNF052030, JNF062000
Dewey 741.5'973
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Maps, and Websites

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.