Publish date: January 15th 2009
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Persephone, by Sally Pomme Clayton, is the story of Persephone, the daughter of the Greek goddess Demeter. Persephone is abducted by Hades, and taken to the underworld. While Persephone is gone, her mother, Demeter, grieves and nothing grows on the Earth. Earth begins to die, so Zeus sends Hermes...
As soon as I saw the cover image I wanted this book. It is perfect for the myth: lovely and sad and dark and mysterious. Several other illustrations were also quite striking, especially the one where Demeter's cloak is turning into storm cloud to spread winter over the earth. I like the visual conne...
Perhaps, as some reviewers have noted, this is not the most inspired retelling of this popular Greek myth. But the illustrations completely steal the show and make this a book worth enjoying multiple times - if only to peruse all the fantastic images. But it is also one of my favorite tales and I r...
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