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Hercules: The Twelve Labors: A Greek Myth (Graphic Myths & Legends) Paperback – October 1, 2007
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"Full-color, realistic illustrations, dramatic points of view and stylish layouts make these old stories visually fresh and accessible to modern audiences." -- BayViews
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The Graphic Myths and Legends series brings to life some of the most enduring tales from a variety of cultures. Action-packed and richly illustrated, the age-old stories will engage readers in new ways.
Graphic Myths and Legends Titles
Amaterasu: Return of the Sun
Atalanta: The Race Against Destiny
Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage
Hercules: The Twelve Labors
Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth
Jason: Quest for the Golden Fleece
King Arthur: Excalibur Unsheathed
Robin Hood: Outlaw of Sherwood Forest
Thor & Loki: In the Land of Giants
The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy
Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood
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Top Customer Reviews
I won't go into detail and list all twelve labors, but there was the Nemean lion whose hide weapons could not penetrate; a nine-headed hydra; steal the Queen of the Amazons girdle, etc. Hercules did not like doing some of these tasks, as many of them involved stealing. However, Hercules showed to be more than just someone dumb with muscles. He was also smart and cunning, and a man who cared about the well being of others. When stealing the cattle of Geryon, he shot Geryon with a poisoned arrow so that the violence of a potential fight wouldn't harm others. At the end of the book is a brief glossary and additional reading suggestions. This is a good introduction to Hercules and would be well-suited for homeschooling or a traditional classroom. I enjoyed it, but I just wish it had been longer.
This Greek tale is about Hercules who is half God and half human. His father is Zeus, the king of the Gods, but his mother, Alcmena was mortal. Zeus’s wife, the Goddess Hera hates Hercules because Zeus had mated with a mortal. She plots with King Eurystheus to destroy Hercules by sending the warrior on dangerous missions in hopes Hercules will get killed or fail, but Hercules succeeds in all twelve labors.
The illustrations are beautiful in this graphic novel and really make the story come alive. Even if you have already read this story in another book, if you like graphic novels, you should check out this publication. I found this a fun graphic novel to read.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute).
This is a very good book, with an exciting storyline, and lots of great action. It does a great job of bringing the ancient myth to life. As with all of the books in the series, the illustration work is quite excellent, making the books a movie for the mind! It's a great graphic novel, and a good one for introducing young readers to Classical mythology.
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I was able to reach my students, both boys and girls, (6th grade) with these series of comic book adaptions!Published 7 months ago by patrick galleguillos
The boys and girls love this book. Lot of action and great illustrations.Published 9 months ago by Jane Obersat
Introducing mythology through graphic novels is a wonderful reading strategy, students love this one- most are familiar with the story; great book!Published on January 21, 2014 by Cynthia R Owens
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