New Book by Lesley Williams Recreates Ancient Greece for Children

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Hercubear proves himself to be Ancient Greece’s strongest, kindest hero in ‘The Adventures of Hercubear’.

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Author Lesley Williams brings her love of Greek mythology to children of all ages with the publication of her new poetic children’s book, “The Adventures of Hercubear” (published by AuthorHouse), the story of a heroic, cuddly teddy bear and his incredible feats.

“I have always loved Greek myths and enjoyed watching the Hercules TV series,” recalls Williams, “and so, with my love of writing for my own children, I set about writing a story in poem format. It grew from there.”

Hercubear is the greatest hero in all of Ancient Greece and has had many grand adventures. Readers will join in the fun as Hercubear goes up against the smelly Cyclops Rabbit, Pusseidon, the cat god of the sea and the mighty Hamazons, a race of female warrior hamsters.

An excerpt from “The Adventures of Hercubear”:

“But now in Thebes there came a threat,
So terrifying it made the teddies sweat.
For on the hillside, above the town,
A beast so fierce was looking down.”

Williams encourages readers to be on the lookout for more adventures of Hercubear, which she hopes to publish in the near future.

“The Adventures of Hercubear”
By Lesley Williams
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781496975614
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781496975621
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lesley Williams is a wife and mother of two. She works as a teaching assistant in a local primary school in Maghull, England. She began writing stories over 20 years ago, and it is something she truly enjoys. She has always had a fascination with Hercules and Ancient Greece, which is reflected in her stories. She has previously published “Splosh the Kitten,” “How to catch a Christmas Star” and “Popcorn Dragon.” She is currently working on a young adult novel, “A Spirited Beginning.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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