Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two

Penelope Proddow Barbara Cooney

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Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two

Demeter and Persephone Homeric Hymn Number Two This is the story of the kidnapping of Persephone daughter of Demeter the goddess who turns the seasons and bestows the life giving fruits of the harvest upon mankind In her grief and rage at the l

  • Title: Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two
  • Author: Penelope Proddow Barbara Cooney
  • ISBN: 9780385059664
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the story of the kidnapping of Persephone, daughter of Demeter, the goddess who turns the seasons, and bestows the life giving fruits of the harvest upon mankind.In her grief and rage at the loss of her beloved child, Demeter made that year most shocking and frightening for mortals who lived on the nourishing earth The soil did not yield a single seed DThis is the story of the kidnapping of Persephone, daughter of Demeter, the goddess who turns the seasons, and bestows the life giving fruits of the harvest upon mankind.In her grief and rage at the loss of her beloved child, Demeter made that year most shocking and frightening for mortals who lived on the nourishing earth The soil did not yield a single seed Demeter kept them all underground This is a narrative poem of great power and beauty, and Penelope Proddow s translation does it full justice Barbara Cooney visited Greece to do on the spot sketches for the pictures.

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    One thought on “Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two

    1. Miriam on said:

      This was read to me by my mother when I was small. At the time I of course did not realize it was a translation of a Classical poem. It does not seem stilted at all! I am impressed at how Pruddow managed to be faithful to the source material and the gravity of the story without making it either too turgid or too frightening (there is, after all, abduction, sorrow, and starvation) for a young audience. And the illustrations are beautiful.

    2. M.M. Strawberry Reviews on said:

      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.

    3. Liz on said:

      This is beautiful book--all ages will enjoy the story as it is told as well as the beautiful illustrations. I have even used it with high school students.

    4. Donna Kirk on said:

      all books barbara cooney. she illustrated a book about emily dickinson and the famous miss rumphius.

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