Geraldine McCaughrean has won many major prizes including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Award and the Blue Peter Award.
Gr 5-9-The action launches with a memorable moment-baby Hercules effortlessly dispatching two deadly snakes in his cradle-and never slows down as the ill-fated hero atones for an impetuous act by attempting 12 seemingly impossible tasks. Starring a multidimensional protagonist, this spellbinding novelization zings with vividly delineated daredevil deeds and lyrical language. Steer fans toward the author's equally scintillating Odysseus (2004), Perseus (2005), and Theseus (2005). Audio version available from Full Cast Audio. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.