of the Center for Children's Books
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An Antidote to Hercules
This streamlined telling of the Hercules legend (available in paperback and hardback) eschews sex and complications in favor of action. (BCCB 9/97)
Always a capable adapter of folklore, McCaughrean uses a brisk and lively voice that conveys the centuries-old energy of these tales.
Williams uses her lively comic-strip format to relate a multitude of the classics (including the twelve tasks of our hero) with wit and style. (BCCB 11/92)
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