Hercules: the Diary of a (Sort of) Hero


by Vaughan, Tom | Interest age: from c 8 years
Published 29/02/2024 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 288 pages

ISBN: 9780702324635 Category:



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

missing 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?

A hilarious, accessible package brilliantly

illustrated by David O’Connell. Ideal for fans of Louie Stowell’s

Loki, Maz Evans, Marvel’s Thor films and

Disney Hercules.

Hercules Braver’s are loosely based on the first three

Labours of Hercules, ideal for all young fans of Greek mythology!

Warm-hearted representation of blended families and alternate

father figures.

“A brilliant, accessible and VERY funny book”

– Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of


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Weight 0.198 kg