Books: Heroes – High Low Fiction via @BloomsburyEd

Published by Bloomsbury Education

Bloomsbury’s High Low fiction is perfectly tailored for children whose reading age is lower than their actual age. Highly readable, these books provide gripping, age-appropriate stories, packed with dynamic, contemporary illustrations. They are perfect for engaging struggling and reluctant readers, those with English as an additional language and those with dyslexia. With bonus bits at the back of the book, including reading notes and exciting facts, these are perfect for sparking discussion and engaging young readers. All titles in the series are printed on tinted paper with a dyslexia-friendly font and are produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up.


Interest age 10+ | Reading age 8+ | 96 pages

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Hercules

Join Hercules as he wrestles a man-eating lion, tricks the god Atlas, and tries to kidnap Hades’ ferocious guard dog.

Hercules wants to be famous forever and the only way to do that is to complete the tasks the King sets him. The tasks won’t be easy; in fact, Hercules will have to face some of the most terrifying and dangerous creatures that live on earth – and in hell! Join Hercules as he wrestles a man-eating lion, tricks the god Atlas, and tries to kidnap Hades’ ferocious guard dog.


King Arthur

Arthur is just a squire, nowhere near being in line to be the next king. But when he pulls the sword from the stone, the wizard Merlin has other ideas.

Arthur has no thoughts of being king – he’s a squire and that’s that. But the old king is dead and Merlin the wizard has set up a sword, pushed halfway into a rock. The one who pulls out the sword will be the new king – and soon, that’s Arthur! Follow King Arthur as he battles giants and knights and learns to be a true king.


Odysseus

Odysseus is only trying to get home, but first, there are some adventures in store – from the Trojan horse to the one-eyed Cyclops.

Odysseus is a hero but all he really wants to do is defeat the Trojans and go home. The trouble is both those tasks will take a bit longer than he hoped, and he’ll need all his cunning to get there. What’s more, once he does, there will be more challenges in store!


Thor

Join Thor as he battles with the frost giants goes fishing for sea serpents, and tries to figure out who has stolen his hammer.

With the trickster god Loki tagging along on his quests, Thor will not only have to squeeze into a wedding dress but also test his strength against a giant’s cat that’s so big he can’t reach its tummy, even on his tiptoes. Thor may be the god of thunder but that won’t stop him from seeking trouble and adventure!


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