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Demeter & Persephone Spring Hel Hostage (A Greek Myth)

Demeter & Persephone Spring Hel Hostage (A Greek Myth) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Fontes, Justine
By Fontes, Ron
Illustrated by Kurth, Steve
Illustrated by Schulz, Barbara

This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of... the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades. Hades kidnaps Persephone, and a frantic Demeter searches in vain for her daughter. Finally, Demeter retreats to her temple in mourning. The goddess's sorrow causes the crops to die and the ground to freeze. The first winter falls over Greece. As people begin to starve, the other Olympian gods and goddesses try to convince Demeter to accept a marriage between Persephone and Hades. But Demeter will not give up her daughter forever to the Underworld. Finally a compromise is struck: Persephone will stay with Hades for half a year (winter). When she comes back from the Underworld to spend half a year with her mother, spring returns to earth.
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ISBN 9780822565703
Released NZ 1 Aug 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Graphic Myths & Legends (Paperback)
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ISBN-13 9780822565703
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe
Released 1 Aug 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Fontes, Justine
By Fontes, Ron
Illustrated by Kurth, Steve
Illustrated by Schulz, Barbara
Series Graphic Myths & Legends (Paperback)
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Graphic / Comic Strip
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code 398.2093802
Weight 130g
Interest Age 3-7 years
Reading Age 3-7 years
Library of Congress Persephone (Greek deity), Demeter (Greek deity)
NBS Text Children's Comic Strip Fiction & Graphic Novels
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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