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Persephone and the Pomegranate: A Myth from Greece [Hardcover]

Kris Waldherr
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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc (29 July 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803711913
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803711914
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 21.8 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,059,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars typical cute fairytale with a mythological twist 13 Dec 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
in this book hades kidnaps the daughter of the goddess that brings spring zeus finds out and says he has to send her back IF she didnt eat anything well turns out she ate 3 little pieces of pomegranate so she has to stay with him 3 months out of the year and that is why we have winter her mother is depressed so she takes spring away
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely art and a clever Persephone 15 Feb 2003
By Kelly (Fantasy Literature) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Kris Waldherr, famous for her beautiful artwork as seen in _The Book of Goddesses_ and _The Goddess Tarot_ sets her pen and paintbrush to the legend of Demeter and Persephone, with predictably lovely results. This is a G-rated and relatively gentle retelling of the story in which the young Persephone is taken away to the underworld to be the bride of Hades, god of death, causing her mother's mourning and bringing on winter until a compromise can be reached. I especially liked the fact that Waldherr made Persephone smart rather than passive, thinking up the solution by which she could please both mother and husband. And, like I said, it's relatively gently told. The scene where Hades's chariot bursts up from the earth is a little scary-looking, but Hades turns out to not be a bad guy in the end. A beautiful book for kids who like mythology.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book 21 Aug 2009
By M - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There are a couple of elements missing from the retelling of this myth, but the illustrations are beautiful and breathtaking, filled with color and boldness. I also like the fact that Persephone came up with an solution, instead of having Zeus step in and decide her fate. Overall a great book for a Greek myth or H and P collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mythology in a Children's Book. 2 Jan 2009
By M. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Kris Waldherr's picture book retelling of the Persephone and Hades myth is beautiful, both in language and illustration. Waldherr is able to take what is essentially a story of kidnap and turn it into a lovely story that deals with both the relationship between husband and wife and mother and daughter. Her language is flowery and appeals to both adults and children and the illustrations are just beautiful. I will be keeping this book for my own children.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource 9 Jan 2014
By Diane S - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is now in my storytelling collection. I love that legend and it allows my to teach and have the students taste a pomegranate.
2 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars typical cute fairytale with a mythological twist 13 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
in this book hades kidnaps the daughter of the goddess that brings spring zeus finds out and says he has to send her back IF she didnt eat anything well turns out she ate 3 little pieces of pomegranate so she has to stay with him 3 months out of the year and that is why we have winter her mother is depressed so she takes spring away
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