Acclaimed author Jane Yolen and artist Li Ming once again join forces to bring us this lyrical and stunningly illustrated retelling of the classic Greek myth of Pegasus. Yolen weaves a powerful tale of adventure and daring. Son of Poseidon and a mortal woman, Bellerophon tames the miraculous winged horse, Pegasus; slays the hideous three-headed Chimaera, and marries a beautiful princess. However, the young man meets his downfall when he tries to claim a place among the gods in Valhalla, angering Zeus with his overreaching pride. Li Ming's oil paintings bring the world of these haunting and timeless figures of mythology to life, filling each page with high drama and carefully rendered portraits of monsters and gods. In Pegasus, the Flying Horse, Yolen and Li Ming re-create the power and enchantment of their first successful collaboration, Merlin and the Dragons. By turns exhilarating and terrifying, this story is sure to keep young readers turning the page, and is also perfect for reading out loud. Jane Yolen is the author of nearly two hundred books, including the Caldecott winner Owl Moon, illustrated by John Schoenherr.
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Published October 1, 1998
by Dutton Juvenile.