Pegasus, the Flying Horse by Jane Yolen

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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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Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received her BA from Smith College in 1960. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults and adults. Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic, which tells the story of the life of a Jew in a concentration camp. She has won a multitude of medals for her work including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.
 
Published October 1, 1998 by Dutton Juvenile. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Yolen and Ming (previously paired for Merlin and the Dragons) mine Greek myth to retell the story of Bellerophon, the boy who tames a flying horse.

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