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Here Comes Hercules!
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Here Comes Hercules! (Paperback)

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When Tim Baker breaks his mum's favourite vase, it's the least of his problems. The Greek hero he's released is in danger of doing far worse. To the flowers, the rug-Oh, no! Not the kitchen!

Hercules is only trying to be helpful but he's just hopeless. It's time to send this dim demigod home before Tim becomes ancient history.

Hopeless Heroes is a fun-filled series about Greek mythology, adventure and what it means to be a hero. Readers aged 7+ will love diving into the world of Tim Baker and his (sort of) friend Hercules. Great for fans of Who Let The Gods out and the Percy Jackson series. Online activity packs can be found at

Children'sFiction & true storiesAdventure storiesChildren'sFiction & true storiesHumorous stories Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing Publication Date: 22/02/2018 ISBN-13: 9781782263555  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Stella graduated with a law degree, but writing was always her passion. Before long, she left her 'sensible' job and plunged into the world of publishing. She has now written over 30 books. As the daughter of Greek immigrants, Stella was steeped in Greek mythology, and she uses her love of Greece in her books. Nick Roberts was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, and moved to Somerset when he was five years old. He turned the art studio at his school into his second home, and qualified with a BA Hons in graphic design from Bristol Polytechnic in 1986. His most memorable project has been the branding of the European Youth Olympics in Bath. Nick moved back to Somerset to set up a home studio in 2007.

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Customer Reviews

I loved this book, and am really looking forward to more in this series. Tim, is having a pretty rough time of it. His father is dead, his mother (a frustrated writer) is working all hours to keep them afloat, relying on Tim to do all the housework, and he is being bullied at school. Then, as if things couldn’t get any worse, he manages to break the one valuable item in his house, whose sale could get him and his mother out of their financial despair. There may be a bright side to the breakage though, when suddenly the Greek demi-god Hercules appears and offers to help Tim. Hercules may be a strong, well-muscled hero of ancient times, but he is not particularly bright. His “help” creates much more havoc than the original problems, mainly because he keeps applying the solutions that enabled him to complete his 12 Labours, to modern day housekeeping. Diverting rivers might have cleaned out the Augean Stables, but small residential houses in suburbia are not improved (or cleaned) by flooding. Hercules is always well-meaning, and with him around, Tim’s life lurches from one hilarious disaster to the next. No one believes Tim’s explanations – not even his mother or best friend – since nobody but Tim can see Hercules. Apart from being a great story in itself, this book is a very good introduction to Greek myths and legends, albeit with a Herculean bias. The illustrations are excellent. While the pictures of Tim and anything from the real modern-day world are normal line drawings, Hercules is always drawn in ancient Greek vase style – complete with heroic poses, regardless of what he is doing (even making pancakes!). The book ends all too soon – but with a promise of more to come. I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

- 15/02/2018
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