Saturday, December 5, 2009
And on the subject of the National Mythology Exam
Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors is a picture book that describes the twelve labors given to the title character as a punishment for his transgressions (killing his family). School Library Journal says its for grades 2-4, Booklist says 4-7, and I say all of the above. It's a great book, and will certainly appeal to the younger kids that like superheros, monsters and all things destructive. I like it because it's a terrific explanation of the story of Hercules/Heracles/Herakles that kids will remember. Includes a map and pronunciation guide.