I Am Arachne by Elizabeth Spires
Fifteen Greek and Roman Myths

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Short, snappy, and accessible

In this singular collection, the heroes and heroines of fifteen Greek and Roman tales give their own dramatic, first-person accounts of events. From the magnificent spinner Arachne, who learns that a mortal should never challenge a god, to the god Pan, who prefers Earth to Mount Olympus, to the beautiful, self-indulgent Pandora and the gold-stricken Midas -- the reader becomes a confidant to the tellers of these sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, always engaging tales of wonder, woe, romantic love, and jealousy.

Mordicai Gerstein's energetic, whimsical illustrations combine with Elizabeth Spires' playful renditions for a totally fresh take on familiar and not-so-familiar myths.
 

About Elizabeth Spires

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Elizabeth Spires is the author of three other books for children, including The Mouse of Amherst, and four collections of poetry for adults. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Wild Boy, an ALA Notable Book, and Victor. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
 
Published July 21, 2009 by Square Fish. 112 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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