It’s a story of first love, a love song that draws on ancient mythical forces. And told in Almond's lyrical, distinctive prose. A love that leads ella, Orpheus, and Claire to the gates of Death and beyond. Winner of the guardian children’s fiction prizeA PW Best Book of 2015"Almond's lyrical narrative will sweep readers on a journey to unearthly, mysterious realms and back.
Publishers weekly, Starred Review"Innovative and dreamlike. Teen readers of a literary bent and mythology enthusiasts will love this latest work. School library journal, the ache of love, Starred Review"Almond brings his hypnotic lyricism to this darkly romantic tale that sings of the madness of youth, and the near-impossibility of grasping death.
A Song for Ella Grey #ad - Kirkus Reviews. Written in lyrical prose, this novel for fans of epic romances and mythology retellings explores themes of love, fate, loss, and destiny set against the dramatic and diverse backdrop of Northern England. David almond, recipient of the prestigious hans christian Andersen Award, and the Printz Award for Kit’s Wilderness, a Printz Honor for Skellig, has crafted an enchanting modern take on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Claire and ella and their friends are bound by ties so strong they seem unbreakable.
Poems of the Elder Edda The Middle Ages SeriesUniversity of Pennsylvania Press #ad - Terry's readable translation includes the magnificent cosmological poem Völuspá "The Sibyl's Prophecy", and heroic poems, didactic poems concerned with mythology and the everyday conduct of life, of which an important group is concerned with the story of Sigurd and Brynhild. Poems of the elder edda will appeal to students of Old Norse, and Medieval literature, Icelandic, as well as to general readers of poetry.
The poems originated in iceland, and Greenland between the ninth and thirteenth centuries, Norway, when they were compiled in a unique manuscript known as the Codex Regius. The poems are primarily lyrical rather than narrative. The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Poetic Edda.
The Metamorphoses of OvidMariner Books #ad - The Metamorphoses of Ovid #ad - An extraordinary translation. Brilliant” Booklist. With an Introduction by the Translator. Through mandelbaum’s poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew.
The Mabinogion ClassicsPenguin #ad - Drawing on myth, folklore and history, the stories of the Mabinogion passed from generations of storytellers before they were written down in the thirteenth century in the form we know. In 'math son of mathonwy' two brothers plot to carry off the virginal Goewin, while in 'Manawydan Son of Ll^yr' a chieftain roams throughout Britain after a spell is cast over his land.
Set in dual realms of the forests and valleys of Wales and the shadowy otherworld, the tales are permeated by a dreamlike atmosphere. And king arthur's court provides the backdrop to tales such as 'How Culhwch Won Olwen', in which a young man must complete many tasks before he can marry a giant's daughter.
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus The MythsCanongate U.S. #ad - Margaret atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. The maids form a chanting and singing chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn’t hold water: there are too many inconsistencies.
The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus The Myths #ad - . Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, I’ve chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. I’ve always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself. One of the high points of literary fiction in 2005, this critically acclaimed story found a vast audience and is finally available in paperback.
Lust, Chaos, War, and Fate - Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the AncientsZephyros Press #ad - If you have ever seen the atlantic ocean, if you’ve dreamed of being in the Olympics, if you love the wonders of stargazing, or made reference to Pandora’s Box—then you have been influenced by Greek mythology. The big daddy of mythology hails from ancient Greece—and whether we realize it or not, Greek mythology influences the western world of today.
These myths are filled with sex, journeys, easy-to-understand narratives part reference and all rousing read, violence, monsters, and just about anything else you can think of! This modern guide to favorite Greek myths includes: Overviews of legendary Greek mythology figures and their Roman counterpartsThematic, heroes and humans told through lively, rousingly written overviews of the 50 most popular Greek myths such as “The Birth of Athena” to “Perseus and Medusa”A complete index of gods and goddesses, lies, drama, hubris, Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients brings ancient Greek mythology to life and leaves the scholarly footnotes behind.
Lust, Chaos, War, and Fate - Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients #ad - Mythology is not about the past. The past is what’s behind us and that’s not where mythology really exists. The greeks were not a boring bunch, fun, and their mythology was no different! Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients is a smart, compulsively readable overview of the Greek's favorite characters and tales.
Strap on your winged sandals and get ready for a journey through the ancients.
When the Moon Was Ours: A NovelThomas Dunne Books #ad - Winner of the 2016 tiptree award!longlisted for the 2016 national book award for young people's literaturestonewall book Award Honor“McLemore’s second novel is such a lush surprising fable, you half expect birds to fly out of the pages… McLemore uses the supernatural to remind us that the body’s need to speak its truth is primal and profound, and that the connection between two people is no more anyone’s business than why the dish ran away with the spoon.
Jeff giles, new york times book reviewanna-marie mclemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple “Best YA Novels” lists. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel #ad - Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. Roses grow out of miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five.
Now, mclemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic. To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches.
The Fire-EatersYearling #ad - Growing up in sleepy keely bay, a friend that can heal injured fawns with her dreams, Bobby is exposed to all manner of wondrous things: stars reflecting off the icy sea, a man who can eat fire. Bobby burns knows he’s a lucky lad. His father is suffering from a mysterious illness that threatens to tear his family apart.
Bobby’s new school is a cold, cruel place. And the usa and ussr are testing nuclear missiles and creeping closer and closer to a world-engulfing war. Together with his wonder-working friend, and the fire-eating illusionist McNulty, Ailsa Spink, Bobby will learn to believe in miracles that will save the people and place he loves.
The Fire-Eaters #ad - But darkness seems to be approaching Bobby’s life from all sides.