The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths, Retold

 
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The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths, Retold
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Release Date
May 04, 2009
ISBN
0152061843
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Newbery Medal-winner Cynthia Rylant retells her favorite stories from Greek mythology, breathing fresh life into the tales of Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche. The writing is lyrical and understated, a perfect tone for stories that introduce young readers to themes of love and loss, pride and forgiveness. Carson Ellis's elegant black-and-white illustrations lend an aura of beauty and mystery.

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Nice mythical stories
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Stories of Persephone and how her life and death affect our earth every year and Pandora and her box are what this book is about.  There are nice illustrations that break up the book nicely.  The stories of the Gods and how they ruled and affected our world are probably stories you have heard before, but they are retold in this book nicely.  If you are a fan of Zeus, Hades, or Aphrodite you will enjoy this book. 
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