Weavers of tangled nets!
All eight-legged ones...
Cast to the four winds
my story's thread.
Arachne, classical literature's most famous weaver exhorts her spider minions in this epic adaptation of a famous Greek myth.
The talented, rebellious teenage Arachne here tells her own story in unforgettable words. She speaks of her impoverished childhood and lonely, steadfast pursuit of excellence in a bold, passionate voice. Her unshakable belief in herself and persistent questioning of divine authority lead to a dramatic confrontation with the goddess Athena, a fateful weaving contest, and an unexpected transformation.
Poet Kate Hovey's lyrical verse and Blair Drawson's stunning artwork together create a timeless rendering of the ancient struggle between the headstrong Arachne and the powerful Athena.
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In the end Arachne, still unbowed, crows that Athena is forgotten while her own descendants “thrive / weaving our story again and again, / to the planet’s end— / even then, we will survive.” The tale’s Freudian overtones may give even adult readers a new perspective on classical mythology;| Read Full Review of Arachne Speaks
This oversize volume addresses a narrow audienceDsophisticated and skilled adolescent readers who remain open to picture booksDbut it offers those readers profound satisfaction. Debut author Hovey rewFeb 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Arachne Speaks
Athena challenges Arachne to a weaving contest, which Arachne wins.| Read Full Review of Arachne Speaks