The Beautiful Stories of Life

The Beautiful Stories of Life

Six Greek Myths, Retold

Book - 2009
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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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Beautiful illustrations enhance these tales of love, loss, and pride presented in this wonderful collection of Greek myths, featuring Pandora, Orpheus, Persephone, Psyche, and others, for middle readers.

& Taylor

Retells six Greek myths, including myths about Persephone, Orpheus, and Psyche.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, [2009]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780152061845
Branch Call Number: J 292 RYLAN
Characteristics: 71 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Ellis, Carson 1975-
Notes: Retells the myths about Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche


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Mar 09, 2013

I agree with the description. My 6yo advanced reader picked this up as it is an unassuming small book. She enjoyed it; however, I think it is best appreciated at an older age (the reviews say 5th grade).


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