This book (Hercules) is just a shortened version of the movie – without the songs. It has the same characters, Zeus and Hera, parents of this story’s hero Hercules, Hades, the god of the underworld, Pain and Panic, his workers, Phil the trainer of Hercules, and other characters. It has the same events; Hercules is born but has to grow up with mortal parents down on Earth due to Hades taking away his God powers and lots of other things that occur. One thing they missed out was. The Walt Disney Company wonderfully rewrote this story. Rating and Recommendation: I would certainly rate it 7/ 10 and I would positively recommended ‘Hercules the book (part of Disney’s Wonderful World of Reading)’ to anyone who enjoyed the film as much as I did.