Hera

By O’Connor, George

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978-1-59643-724-1
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2011

Gr 7 Up—O'Connor does not give in to the typical representation of Hera as just a nagging wife; instead, he shows how the goddess of marriage struggles with Zeus's infidelity time and again. Through the story of Heracles, readers see not only how the hero made a name for himself, but also how the Greek gods viewed the lives of mortals and heroes, who play out competitions among the gods with their lives. Though some of the dialogue is a bit shallow and does not reflect the well...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

O’Connor’s author’s note states, "Hera is my favorite goddess…I really like her style." This series entry foc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

O'Connor's author's note states, "Hera is my favorite goddess...I really like her style." This series entry fo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 1, 2011

In this moody retelling of Greek myth, the story of Hera’s jealousy is made accessible to younger readers. George O’Connor complicates the common view of Hera as a vengeful harridan. He sho...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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