Atalanta's Race: A Greek Myth

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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In ancient Greece, the gods control every life, from peasant to King. When newborn Princess Atalanta is left to die on a mountainside because her father wanted a son, the gods send a bear to care for her. Adopted by a woodsman, she grows into a great hunter and athlete, and is eventually reunited with her father, the King. But as she gets older, Atalanta has no use for the gods and gives them no credit. When she must run the most important race of her life, on which her future happiness rides, the gods intercede once more--and Atalanta learns they will not be ignored forever.

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User Review  - BrittaSorensen - LibraryThing

This book is a version of a Greek myth that is well-written and nicely illustrated. The illustrations use classic Greek motifs and styles, fitting the book perfectly. I didn't have a very strong ... Read full review

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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Apples are dangerous fruit, and when they enter a story, whether it be pagan or Judeo-Christian, you can be sure that that somebody is going to take a fall... And so it is in Shirley Climo's retelling ... Read full review

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Alexander Koshkin has illustrated several books for Clarion. He lives in Moscow, Russia.

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