Hercules: the Diary of a (Sort of) Hero

by Tom Vaughan, illustrated by David O’Connell

If Hercules Braver is going to survive his new secondary school, he has to live up to his name, fast. He needs to become strong and tanned and popular, like a Greek hero. Not weak and pale and unpopular, like a Greek yoghurt. But his bid for popularity ends up saddling him with a set of impossible tasks… like cleaning out the monster-riddled school pond, facing up to the school bully and finding the headmaster’s cat. Then Herc’s charming, impressive birth dad turns up after years living in Greece, and Hercules thinks his problems are solved. With God-like strength and awe-inspiring powers, could his dad even be … the real Zeus?! And will Hercules learn what it truly means to be a hero?

Published by Scholastic | 29th February 2024 | ISBN 9780702324635

Hercules: A Hero’s Journey (on a School Trip)

by Tom Vaughan, illustrated by David O’Connell

Hercules Braver has a secret: he’s a real-life demigod! So, why does he seem so… ordinary?
Most children of Zeus have some kind of superskill – like bravery, warrior skills or healing powers. Well, thanks to a wild boar (long story), Herc and his friends are off on a school trip to Greece. He’s bound to discover his gift there – and even meet more of the gods!

But after ending up neck-deep in horse poo, almost falling down a mountain and facing a fierce flock of ravens, this trip feels more like an epic voyage… What’s really going on with the mysterious gods, Athena, Apollo and Ares? And will Hercules discover what makes him special?

Published by Scholastic | 12th September 2024 | ISBN 9780702324628