Atalanta's Race by Shirley Climo
A Greek Myth

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In ancient Greece, the gods control every life, from peasant to King. When newborn Princess Atalanta is left to die on a mountainside because her father wanted a son, the gods send a bear to care for her. Adopted by a woodsman, she grows into a great hunter and athlete, and is eventually reunited with her father, the King. But as she gets older, Atalanta has no use for the gods and gives them no credit. When she must run the most important race of her life, on which her future happiness rides, the gods intercede once more--and Atalanta learns they will not be ignored forever.
 

About Shirley Climo

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Alexander Koshkin has illustrated several books for Clarion. He lives in Moscow, Russia.
 
Published April 24, 1995 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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A stately picture book, well told with classically inspired paintings that amplify the drama and match the author's sensitivity to detail and ambiance, wrote PW. Ages 6-10. (Aug.)

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Climo and Koshkin, previously paired for Stolen Thunder: A Norse Myth reconfirm their compatibility with this stately picture book.

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A stately picture book, well told with classically inspired paintings that amplify the drama and match the author's sensitivity to detail and ambiance, wrote PW. Ages 6-10. (Aug.)

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