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About the book
  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446430811
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

Zeus On The Loose




A hilarious tale for young readers about a Greek god who comes to life.

"I am the great and mighty Zeus, mortal' give me one good reason why I shouldn't smite you here and now!"
Alex's class are learning about the Ancient Greeks. That's why Alex makes a temple (out of loo rolls and a cornflakes box) for the Greek god Zeus. He doesn't expect the god himself to turn up, borrow his mum's nightie and demand a sacrifice at half- past five in the morning. Even worse, Zeus reckons it's time for another Trojan War- in the school playground! Zeus is on the loose…

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446430811
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 96

About the Author

John Dougherty

JOHN DOUGHERTY lives in London. A supply teacher with plenty of experience of classroom activities in primary education, he is also a singer-songwriter with one CD already available - and has appeared on TV when his living room was designed in a Gothic style by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. In 2004, he also ran the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity to help children in care.

Zeus on the Loose was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award in 2004.

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Praise for Zeus On The Loose

“Dougherty's plots and puns are energetic and page-turning, with some wacky illustrations helping the whole thing along.”

John McLay, INK

“A funny and clever introduction to the Greek myths for younger readers, accompanied by witty illustrations.”

The Monkey Tree

“This is a highly inventive book with beautiful monochrome illustrations that will appeal to young- and older- readers alike”

Belfast Telegraph

“A very readable paperback, full of fun.”

NI4Kids

“Shortlisted for Brandford Boase Award”

Publishing News

“Highly entertaining.”

Narinder Dhami, Writing Magazine

“A funny tale”

Bournemouth Daily Echo


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