Goddess of Yesterday

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Random House Children's Books, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 263 pages
72 Reviews
Anaxandra is taken from her birth island at age 6 by King Nicander to be a companion to his crippled daughter, Princess Callisto. Six years later, her new island is sacked by pirates and she is the sole survivor. Alone with only her Medusa figurine, she reinvents herself as Princess Callisto when Menelaus, great king of Sparta, lands with his men. He takes her back to Sparta with him where Helen, his beautiful wife, does not believe that the red-headed child is Princess Callisto. Although fearful of the half-mortal, half-goddess Helen, Anaxandra is able to stay out of harm's way—until the Trojan princes Paris and Aeneas arrive. Paris and Helen's fascination with each other soon turns to passion and plunges Sparta and Troy into war. Can Anaxandra find the courage to reinvent herself once again, appease the gods, and save herself?

In Caroline B. Cooney's epic tale of one girl's courage and will to survive, Anaxandra learns that home is where you make it and identity goes deeper than just your name.


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The plot and characters were intriguing. - Goodreads
i'll give it two stars for the EPIC cover art. - Goodreads
Author really did their research on this one. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Evelynn - Goodreads

This book was awesome. Has very good messages for young adults. I really enjoyed the historical fiction aspect of it and the greek names. Read full review

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User Review  - Skye Bryant - Goodreads

loved loved loved this book....just wish Cooney would write more. I already miss Anexander!!! What a great example of blooming where you are planted! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
53
Section 3
84
Section 4
117
Section 5
130
Section 6
147
Section 7
166
Section 8
188
Section 9
235
Section 10
245
Section 11
255
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About the author (2009)

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of The Face on the Milk Carton (an IRA–CBC Children's Choice) and its companions Whatever Happened to Janie? (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults), The Voice on the Radio (an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists), and What Janie Found. Her other novels include The Ransom of Mercy Carter, What Child Is This?, Burning Up, and Drivers Ed.


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