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Strong Stuff
Strong Stuff
Herakles and His Labors
John Harris
Illustrated by Gary Baseman

J. Paul Getty Museum
32 pages, 9 x 12 inches
17 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-784-9
hardcover, $16.95  Order


Herakles was one of the greatest of all Greek heroes, and his exploits have been celebrated in paintings, songs, poetry, and sculpture for thousands of years. Now it's time for him to have his own children's book, one exclusively devoted to his labors and adventures.

Written by John Harris and illustrated by artist Gary Baseman, Strong Stuff tells the amazing stories of the Stymphalian Birds (defeated by crashing cymbals), creepy King Geryon (with three heads AND three bodies), the Augean Stables (don't ask), and nine other labors that Herakles performed. This is a one-of-a-kind account of the great mythological hero in action.

Strong stuff!

With a super-helpful map and a pronunciation guide for those sometimes-hard-to-pronounce classical names.

John Harris is senior editor at Getty Publications. He is the author of Greece!Rome!Monsters! Gary Baseman is the three-time-Emmy and BAFTA award-winning creator of the animated series and film Teacher's Pet. Dumb Luck, a book of his art, was published in 2004.

Ages eight and up.

Price: $16.95  Order

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