Persephone by Warwick Hutton

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Because Hades, god of the dark underworld, cannot find a nymph or goddess to marry him, he kidnaps Persephone, daughter of the goddess Demeter. In despair Persephone will not eat or drink, but when Hades shows her a pomegrante grove, she eats six pomegranate seeds without thinking. A noted artist interprets the Greek myth about the seasons in lovely translucent watercolors.

About Warwick Hutton

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SUSAN COOPER is best known for her acclaimed sequence of fantasy novels known as The Dark Is Rising which includes OVER SEA, UNDER STONE; THE DARK IS RISING (1974 Newbery Honor book); GREENWITCH; THE GREY KING (1976 Newbery Award book); and SILVER ON THE TREE. Her novels for young readers also include SEAWARD and DAWN OF FEAR. She has written three books for younger children as well: THE SILVER COW, THE SELKIE GIRL, and TAM LIN, all illustrated by Warwick Hutton. In collaboration with actor Hume Cronyn, she wrote the Broadway play "Foxfire and -- for Jane Fonda -- the television film "The Dollmaker, for which they received the Humanitas Prize in 1985. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Susan Cooper moved to the United States in 1963 and now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Published March 1, 1994 by Margaret K. McElderry. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Once again, Hutton offers a simple but serviceable adaptation and accompanies it with watercolors of unique power and delicacy.

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Hutton's lyrical watercolors are an ideal vehicle for the story of the maiden whose ancient abduction to the underworld set in motion the changing seasons: having eaten six pomegranate seeds in Hades's domain, Persephone is consigned to spend half of each year there, during which months the earth...

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I should know better than to watch a movie Daniel Carlson at Pajiba tells me is terrible.

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