Titolo: Greek Gods And Goddesses
Casa editrice: Margaret K. McElderry
Data di pubblicazione: 1998
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9780689820847-3
Here are fifteen wonderful stories about the Greek gods and goddesses -- Zeus, the most powerful; his wife Hera; and their large, extended family. In the splendid retellings, Geraldine McCaughrean vividly recreates the world of these powerful characters who also possessed human attributes and failings.
The collection includes favorite stories such as how Paris judged who was the fairest goddess of all, how the city of Athens was named, and how Phaeton defied his father, the sun god Helios. It also tells some of the lesser-known ones: how the dolphins were created and how Hephaestus won Aphrodite for his wife.
The magic and drama of Geraldine McCaughrean's retellings are beautifully matched by Emma Chichester Clark's lively illustrations, in which she brings the characters strikingly to life.
Dall'audiolibro: Previous exposure to the wealth of characters in Greek mythology will set the stage for the enjoyment of this recording. Geraldine McCaughrean selects a potpourri of stories touching on the familiar, such as Phaeton's precarious journey across the sky and Persephone's travels to change the seasons, and the less familiar, such as the forges of Hephaestus and the prophecies of Cassandra. Andrew Sachs's reading raises this recording from the ordinary to the spectacular. There is depth, richness and smoothness in his presentation as he articulates the personalities of Mount Olympus with vocal differentiation. The ebb and flow of the stories are accented by Sachs's modulation of speed, and the melodiousness of his voice leaves the listener eager for more! A.R. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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