Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Beautiful Stories of Life - Six Greek Myths, Retold by Cynthia Rylant

J - Nonfiction, 398.209
71 pages

Mythology is a little bit of everything; fantasy, science fiction, ancient history, adventure, and romance. In Cynthia Rylant's newest book, The Beautiful Stories of Life, she retells six of the classic Greek myths. The tales of Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche are retold in Rylant's masterful, lyrical style. The illustrations by Carson Ellis are light and wistful. This would make a wonderful night time read-aloud. Stretch it out over six summer nights and you've had a Classic Greek Myth Week (say that 10 times fast).

1 comment:

lw said...

I couldn't say it once, fast. Good review, as usual.