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Helping Hercules
 
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Francesca Simon
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Helping Hercules

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From the duo who brought the world Horrid Henry comes a new angle on Greek myths

Here are the Greek myths as you've never heard them before. Susan is whisked back through time to Ancient Greece, and finds that helping Hercules clean the Augean stables is much, much worse than tidying her room. One hair-raising experience follows another as she goes down into the Underworld
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Published (first published January 1st 1999)
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Susan is anything but helpful at home. So not surprisingly, her magic coin sends her on mythological adventures to help cure her of her stubborn laziness. Turns out she was the brains behind many of the greatest mythical adventures of all time!
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Francesca Simon was born in St Louis, Missouri, grew up in California, and attended both Yale and Oxford Universities, where she specialised in Medieval Studies. How this prepared her to write children’s books she cannot imagine, but it did give her a thorough grounding in alliteration.

She then threw away a lucrative career as a medievalist and worked as a freelance journalist, writing for the Sun
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