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Ten gruesome Greek legends guaranteed to get you groaning – because they’re told the Horrible way! From Horrible Histories star author Terry Deary, these tortuous tales will make you tear your hair with fright. Now, I know your teacher told you that the Greeks were civilized. But I bet they didn’t tell you about the NASTY BITS. This book will! So get set to see:

  • Odysseus munching on monsters
  • Monstrous Medusa’s horrible hair
  • Killer king Oedipus marrying his mum
  • Jason leading the avenging Argonauts
  • The evils of the Underworld revealed…

... plus heaps of furies, harpies and other killer creatures. They may be myths, but they’re really monstrous!

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10 Best Ever





Date published

January 5th, 2009

Other details
  • 192 pages




Terry Deary

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Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and currently lives in County Durham. Terry is a former actor, theatre-director and Drama teacher. He spends his time writing and directing for his television production company, managing his website,, and touring his Horrible Histories exhibition. Terry is the author of 116 books in the UK and over 250 more worldwide, mainly for children and teenagers, including the popular non-fiction series Horrible Histories. Horrible Histories were launched in 1993 and are now sold in 28 languages from Russia to Brazil, Scandinavia to China.

In 2003, Horrible Histories celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

In 1996 Terry was the best selling British children’s author with 5 of his books in the top ten best-sellers of the year (Waterstones Book Shop tables). In August 1997 he was still leading the way with thirteen titles in the top forty. (Bookseller listings). In 1999, The Daily Telegraph recorded that he outsold Enid Blyton by four to one and a Libraries survey made him the most-borrowed author of non-fiction in Britain – adult and children’s books. Terry currently holds 8 out of the 10 slots for ‘Most Borrowed Children’s Non-Fiction’ authors in the Public Lending Rights annual survey covering July 1998-June 1999. In November 1999 Books for Keeps magazine readers voted him “The outstanding children’s non-fiction author of the 20th Century”.

Terry’s district council have awarded Terry an “oscar” as one of their top citizens and Sunderland University have awarded Terry an Honorary Doctorate in Education (HonDEd) which was awarded in July 2000.

In early 1998, the Top Ten series was launched with two titles written by Terry, Top Ten Shakespeare Stories and Top Ten Greek Legends.

Terry’s latest additions to the Horrible Histories series are the Horrible Histories Special: France and Cruel Crimes and Painful Punishment. And if Horrible Histories wasn’t keeping him busy enough Terry has also contributed a range of titles to the True Stories series including True Mystery Stories and True Horror Stories.

The Horrible Histories exhibition is up and running in museums around Britain until 2003. He has also just set up a television production company and is negotiating to make a series of audio tapes and writing radio scripts for BBC World Service.

“If you haven’t come across ‘Horrible Histories’ before you’ve missed a true publishing phenomenon – Terry Deary seems to have invented a whole new genre with his series of books looking at history in an entirely different way.” Books Magazine, July 96

“I do not like reading very much and my Mum is pleased that I have found some books I like so much that I read them without being asked!” Fan letter from 10-year-old boy

For more information why not visit or join his fan club?


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  1. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 15 May 2015


  2. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 9 March 2014

    There’s no such thing as ten best greek legends ever. Every greek legend is wonderful.

  3. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2014

    Great book about the Greek legends useful for school and knowledge

    5out of 5
  4. Avatar bat 761713

    on 5 March 2014

    Nice book

  5. Avatar owl 761790

    on 18 February 2014

    Builds up your knowledge, you would sit right at the end of your seat wanting to discover another prehistoric legend…

    5out of 5
  6. Avatar cat 761729

    on 8 March 2013

    Some really great legends that i’d never heard before. It’s a good read

    5out of 5
  7. Jane blonde 113694

    on 8 March 2013

    it is a good book. you can learn some things from it

  8. Avatar owl 761790

    on 6 March 2013

    its a good book

  9. Default avatar

    on 22 April 2012

    i really want to read it,it should be a good book for me

    5out of 5
  10. Default avatar

    on 25 March 2012

    I am so much interested in mythology and ancient egypt

  11. Avatar owl 761790

    on 24 March 2012

    I’m learning ths in History so that would be pretty cool.

  12. Petula 113689

    on 6 March 2012

    Looks reall fascinating

  13. Bellasara 113282

    on 4 March 2012

    Facts made fun! Informative and entertaining.

  14. Evie 113313

    on 3 March 2012

    I love this book it full of so many facts and legends. Defo 5 stars

    5out of 5
  15. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2012

    Wow a book about Greek legends

    5out of 5
  16. Flat stanley thumb 225

    on 1 March 2012

    I liked this book because it told you 10 really good Greek Legends. My favourite was Medusa! Terry could have included more legends though.

  17. Gruffalo 113679

    on 27 May 2010

    I love History! It is the subject which we all MUST love! With all of the gory bits.

  18. Hayley 113303

    on 2 December 2009

    This book had some really good Greek legends.

    4out of 5
  19. Dora thumb 222

    on 19 July 2009

    i would say the book 10 best greek legends ever looks realy good beacuse it you look at the backround it tell you how it is

    5out of 5
  20. Storm 113293

    on 7 March 2009

    I loved this book because theres myths make believes

    5out of 5