The Great Deeds of Superheroes

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P. Bedrick Books, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 184 pages
Collected in this book are some of the oldest and most exciting stories ever told: the stories of Perseus, Hercales, Jason, Odysseus, Moses, Samson, Beowolf, King Arthur, Roland, El Cid, and more. Beautifully illustrated with dramatic full-color paintings.

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Contents

WE ALL NEED HEROES Page
6
ANCIENT GREECE Page
14
Heracles the Strong One
25
Theseus the Daring and the Bold
38
Jason the Voyager
46
SUMERIA AND BABYLON Page
62
OLD SCANDINAVIA Page
74
Hero Singer and Enchanter
91
Samson the Nazirite
113
Beowulf the Dragon Slayer
120
The Stuff of Heroes
130
Cuchulain the Champion
142
MEDIEVAL FRANCE AND SPAIN
158
El Cid Campeador of Spain
171
Bibliography
181
Copyright

THE OLD TESTAMENT
102

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About the author (1993)

Maurice Saxby was born on December 26, 1924 in Sydney, Australia. He received a bachelor of arts from the University of Sydney in 1954 and a master of education in 1967. He served in the Australian Imperial Forces from 1943 to 1946. He was a teacher with the New South Wales Department of Education, a lecturer with the New South Wales State Teachers' Colleges, and Professor and Head of the English Department at Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education. He was also an author and an authority on children's literature and on Australian children's writing in particular. He was the first national president of the Children's Book Council of Australia, promoted the introduction of courses in children's literature in academic institutions, and lectured on the subject in Great Britain, Germany, Canada, and the United States. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Pixie O'Harris award for distinguished service to children's books, the Lady Cutler Award for Distinguished Service to Children's Literature, the Nan Chauncy Award, and the Dromkeen Medal. He also received an Order of Australia. He died on November 30, 2014 at the age of 89.

Robert R. Ingpen was born in Geelong, Australia on October 13, 1936. He began studying illustration and book design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has written and/or illustrated more than 100 books including versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, and Treasure Island. In 1986, he was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen medal for his contribution to children's literature.

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