Ishtar and Tammuz by Christopher J. Moore
A Babylonian Myth of the Seasons

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Strikingly beautiful, intricately detailed illustrations introduce the goddess Ishtar, with her blue-lined robe that gives the Earth its sky and her silver chariot that brings the night stars, and her son, Tammuz, maker of the seasons, in a lyrical retelling of the Babylonian myth. Full color.
 

About Christopher J. Moore

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Christopher Moore has written extensively on Canadian history, and is a recipient of the Governor General's Award. He is a co-author of The Story of Canada, and author of The Loyalists. Christina Balit is an acclaimed children's book artist noted for her ethnic style. Of British and Armenian descent, she spent her childhood years in the Middle East, which gave her first-hand experience of many of the cultures from which these stories are taken. Her books for Lion include The Lion Treasury of Tales and Legends and The Lion Illustrated Bible.
 
Published September 1, 1996 by Kingfisher Books.
Genres: History, Children's Books.

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The figure of Ishtar, the Mesopotamian earth goddess, harks back to 5000 B.C., but her story of jealousy, murder and redemption can still pack a punch. In this Babylonian equivalent of the Persephone

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The figure of Ishtar, the Mesopotamian earth goddess, harks back to 5000 B.C., but her story of jealousy, murder and redemption can still pack a punch.

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