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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446430811
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • 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-

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446430811
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • 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.


Shortlisted for Brandford Boase Award

Publishing News

Highly entertaining.

Narinder Dhami, Writing Magazine

A funny tale

Bournemouth Daily Echo

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