The Great God Pan by Donna Jo Napoli

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Pan, both goat and god, is a curious being who roams nature searching, wondering, and frolicking with maenads and satyrs. He plays melodies on his reed flute, wooing animals to listen. He is a creature of mystery and delight. One day in his travels, Pan meets Iphigenia, a human raised as the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. Pan is captivated by the young princess. Set against a landscape of myth and legend, Napoli’s latest tale is a love story wrought with sincere emotion and all that is great about the Gods.
 

About Donna Jo Napoli

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Donna Jo Napoli is the author of Daughter of Venice, Crazy Jack, The Magic Circle, and many other books, and is the chairperson of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College.
 
Published May 13, 2003 by Wendy Lamb Books. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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When readers first meet Pan, the nature god, he is perfectly happy with his half-god, half-goat nature, enjoying bodily pleasures but unhampered by the complications of love.

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As in her Sirena, Napoli populates this ambitious novel with classical literary figures, chief among them Pan, the half-goat, half-god associated with nature.

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