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Persephone - by Sally Pomme Clayton (Hardcover)

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About this item


Number of Pages: 26

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Greek & Roman

Author: Sally Pomme Clayton

Language: English

Street Date: January 15, 2009
TCIN: 77846283
UPC: 9780802853493
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-5481


Parents' Choice Award, Silver winner (2009)
International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Joint Committee, Children's Choices (2010)
Book Links, Lasting Connections of 2009
North Carolina Children's Book Award, Junior Books Nominee (2010-2011)
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Nominee (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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