The Labors of Hercules Beal

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Product Details
Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.5 X 1.0 inches | 0.87 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780358659631

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About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of The Labors of Hercules Beal; Just Like That; National Book Award finalist Okay for Now; Pay Attention, Carter Jones; Orbiting Jupiter; the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor Book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy; and the Newbery Honor Book The Wednesday Wars. He is also a contributor to and coeditor, with Leah Henderson, of the acclaimed short story collection A Little Bit Super. He lives in rural Michigan.

Reviews

"Sharp and funny . . . this essential purchase will spark interest in classical mythology and encourage readers to reach out to -others in times of stress." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

"Schmidt employs his signature narrative style, balancing scenes of humor and affecting gravity through Hercules's droll narration. A moving hero's journey." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This memorable novel offers emotional honesty, wit, and a hard-won, heartening perspective." -- Booklist (starred review)

"In his wry and sometimes gripping story of working through grief, Schmidt gives us glorious sunrises seen from the dunes -- where Hercules greets each day with a hello to his parents -- and a year in the life of a nursery." -- New York Times Book Review

"At once an epic journey toward self-discovery and a wonderfully entertaining yarn." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Schmidt's narrative keeps readers engaged with action [and] humor." -- Horn Book Magazine