Persephone by Sally Pomme Clayton

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On a warm spring day, the beautiful young goddess Persephone is snatched from her home by Hades, god of the Underworld, and taken away to live underground and become his bride. Persephone's mother, Demeter, goddess of Earth, is so brokenhearted that she curses the land so nothing can grow — a permanent winter. / How will Persephone and her mother be reunited? Will spring ever come again? / This lyrical retelling of the ancient Greek myth by master storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton is brought to life with Virginia Lee's beautiful illustrations. Young readers will be intrigued by the dramatic story as well as by its clever explanation for the changing seasons.

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Sally Pomme Clayton is an internationally acclaimed storyteller, children?s book author, and award-winning playwright. Her previous books for children include Amazons! Women Warriors of the World and Tales Told in Tents (both Frances Lincoln). Sally lives in England. Virginia Lee worked on Peter Jackson?s Lord of the Rings film trilogy creating architectural details for the sets. She has also illustrated the children?s book Frog Bride by Antonia Barber (Frances Lincoln). Virginia lives in England.
Published January 15, 2009 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 28 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When Hades sees Persephone gathering flowers in a field, he carries her off to the underworld to be his queen.

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