The Princess and the God by Doris Orgel
(Laurel-Leaf Books)

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A modern retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, narrated by Psyche herself, describes how the jealousy of her older sisters and of the goddess Venus drive her to marry a mysterious ""dragon-bridegroom"" and how true love conquers pain and separation.
 

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Doris Orgel (born 1929) is a children's literature author. She was born Doris Adelberg in Vienna, Austria, on February 15, 1929. She currently lives in New York City and is a full time Children's author. Her book The Devil in Vienna received a Phoenix Award Honor in 1998. Her books Sarah's Room and Dwarf Long-Nose were illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Maurice Sendak.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by Orchard Books (NY). 116 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche, retold in novel form: Psyche is a princess so beautiful that she is said to rival Venus, who sends her son Cupid to punish Psyche.

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Revisiting the legend of Cupid and Psyche, Orgel (Ariadne, Awake!) weaves a dramatic novel, a work sure to ensnare girls who have outgrown picture books but still prize the sort of love stories told i

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The legend of Cupid and Psyche is interwoven with other beloved myths and fairy tales to create a passionate and innocent love story.

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Revisiting the legend of Cupid and Psyche, Orgel (Ariadne, Awake!) weaves a dramatic novel, a work sure to ensnare girls who have outgrown picture books but still prize the sort of love stories told in fairy tales.

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