Geraldine McCaughrean Greek Heroes

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Greek Heroes

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9780192742025: Greek Heroes

What makes a hero different from ordinary men? Are courage and strength enough, or is there something more that's needed for battle, whether against a fearful monster or the wrath of the gods themselves? Here are the stories of four heroes, Perseus, Hercules, Theseus, and Odysseus, who follow the path of glory in their many unforgettable adventures. Geraldine McCaughrean is a master storyteller and she excels in combining nail-biting plots with a powerful portrayal of the main characters in all their complexity, their matchless strength and wit tempered by human weakness. The result is a collection of deeply satisfying and mesmerizing stories that will be an excellent addition to any bookshelf.

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Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Smarties Prize Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter 'Best Book to Keep Forever' Award, and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award

Books from OUP: The White Darkness, Not the End of the World, Smile!, Stop the Train, The Kite Rider, A Little Lower than the Angels, Forever X, Gold Dust, A Pack of Lies, Plundering Paradise, The Stones Are Hatching, Oxford Book of Fairy Tales

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`Powerful stories told with great panache that will keep readers gripped to the very end . . . Myths and legends are required reading for the curriculum, and you'll be hard-pressed to find better, more dramatic, more complete versions of the Greek epics than these.'
Manchester Evening News

`Retellings of the Greek myths and legends are many: this collection is one of the best.'
School Librarian

`The Greek heroes may have had supernatural conceptions but they were men not gods and it is on their human aspect that Geraldine McCaughrean concentrates in her latest retellings . . . The style and assurance of the writing brings a smile of pleasure on every page.'
Jan Mark, Times Educational Supplement

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