Persephone  -     By: Sally Pomme Clayton
    Illustrated By: Virginia Lee
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 Persephone

Illustrated By: Virginia Lee
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers / 2009 / Hardcover

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Product Description

On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, the god of the underworld. Despite her protests, Persephone is forced to live underground and become his bride.

Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted about losing her daughter that she curses the land so nothing can grow.

Will Persephone and her mother ever be reunited?

Based on the Greek myth, this beautifully illustrated classic brings alive one of the world's most ancient legends - the origins of the seasons. Recommended for ages 7 to 10.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 26
Vendor: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 10.75 X 9.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0802853498
ISBN-13: 9780802853493
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 7-10

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Publisher's Description

On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, god of the Underworld, and taken away to live underground and become his bride. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow — a permanent winter.

 How will Persephone and her mother be reunited? Will spring ever come again?

 This lyrical retelling of the ancient Greek myth by master storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton is brought to life with Virginia Lee's beautiful illustrations. Young readers will be intrigued by the dramatic story as well as by its clever explanation for the changing seasons.

Author Bio

Sally Pomme Clayton is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, childrens book author, and award-winning playwright. Her previous books for children include Amazons! Women Warriors of the World and Tales Told in Tents (both Frances Lincoln). Sally lives
Virginia Lee worked on Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings film trilogy creating architectural details for the sets. She has also illustrated the childrens book Frog Bride by Antonia Barber (Frances Lincoln). Virginia lives in England.

Author Bio

Sally Pomme Clayton is a children’s book author and award-winning playwright. Some of her published titles include The Girl with Golden Fingers series (Orchard) and Tales Told in Tents (Frances Lincoln). Sally lives in England.

Virginia Lee worked as a sculptor for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy in New Zealand creating architectural details for the sets. She has also illustrated the children’s book Frog Bride by Antonia Barber (Frances Lincoln). Virginia lives in England.

Editorial Reviews

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
 
Parents' Choice AwardSilver winner (2009)
International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Joint CommitteeChildren's Choices (2010)
Book LinksLasting Connections of 2009
North Carolina Children's Book AwardJunior Books Nominee (2010–2011)
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan AwardNominee (2011-2012)

 
Kirkus Reviews
"This pourquoi tale from ancient Greek mythology has everything to recommend it to modern readers. Clayton employs vivid imagery, powerful emotions, and loads of action to convey adventure, grief, love, drama, and the circle of life. Dialogue is crisp and accessible, while retaining just a hint of the formality expected of gods and goddesses. Lee's imaginative illustrations, detailed in glowing earth tones and sweeping across double–page spreads, complement the action. . . A beautiful retelling of an enduring myth."
 
Booklist, Starred Review
"Approaching the Greek myth of Persephone with the respect that a good storyteller holds for a great story, Clayton retells the tale with drama and grace. The mixed-media artwork creates a series of scenes defined by sweeping lines, broad views, and restrained use of color. Reflecting the generally somber tone of the narrative, the illustrations are impressive in their stately beauty. Strange and memorable, the many cross-sections showing the earth's surface and the Underworld are particularly impressive. This lovely picture book was first published in England, but its appeal, like that of the myth, is universal."

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