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His favorite part was when Persephone gets tricked into staying in the Underworld.
Featuring sweeping and beautiful color illustrations, Persephone is a picutrebook retelling of the classic myth of Persephone, daughter of the harvest goddess Demeter.
Sally Pomme Clayton retells the myth with particular skill, chosing to gradually dish out information at interesting points in the story.
The art is beautiful and evokes many different dramatic scenes: abduction, regret, temptation, reunion. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Molly Johnson
Love this story. Persephone, Demeter and the lord of the underworld teach why the seasons change from a mythological standpoint.Published 19 months ago by Kyoko Felland
Persephone is the "goddess" who is dragged to the underworld - kidnapped actually - by Hades, it is symbolic of rape, war and abduction - a really negative myth to sell young... Read morePublished on July 4, 2011 by Heartland G
I am a read-aloud mom with a family of boys, and I have been reading them fairy tales, fables, legends and myths this year. With older boys, it takes more to keep their attention. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by M. Heiss