Monday, August 18, 2008

Demeter and Persephone

I enjoy reading nonfiction books about religion, although my preferences usually run to books about Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The mythology section of the 200s is not something that I ordinary read. The last major reading I did of mythology was Edith Hamilton's Mythology, which I last read in high school. I was delighted to find an excellent retelling of the Demeter/Persephone myth in Penelope Proddow's Demeter and Persephone. This enchanting version is beautifully illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Not only is this is a terrific retelling of the myth, it would serve as a great read aloud for elementary students. A great find!

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