Australia Reads Special Edition: The Magnificent Hercules Quick

Publisher details

Authors
Andrew Joyner, Ursula Dubosarsky
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
31 August, 2021
ISBN
9781761065712

Australia Reads Special Edition: The Magnificent Hercules Quick

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Synopsis

Recommended for ages 5+.

An Australia Reads exclusive story about a boy who does a series of odd jobs for his eccentric neighbours, from the current Australian Children's Laureate and the bestselling creators of The Terrible Plop.

Hercules Quick dreams of being a magnificent magician. He is saving up to buy a box of magic tricks. Luckily, he has plenty of neighbours who need his help. Whether it's lending a hand to Professor Calamari or doing an out of season spring-clean for Queen Claude, no job is too odd for Hercules.

Need something done? Ask Hercules Quick. Only ten cents!
Andrew Joyner
About the author

Andrew Joyner

ANDREW JOYNER is an internationally published illustrator and author. His popular books include The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House with Ursula Dubosarsky, the Boris series, and The Swap by Jan Ormerod (a CBCA Book of the Year).

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Ursula Dubosarsky
About the author

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

Books by Ursula Dubosarsky

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