Atalanta: The Race Against Destiny, a Greek Myth

Overview

Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She's also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning to never marry. When her father—a powerful king—insists that she choose a husband, she hatches a clever plan to hold onto her freedom. Will Atalanta be able to outrun her father's demands? Will the gods intervene in her story? And will fate catch up with her in the end?
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Overview

Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She's also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning to never marry. When her father—a powerful king—insists that she choose a husband, she hatches a clever plan to hold onto her freedom. Will Atalanta be able to outrun her father's demands? Will the gods intervene in her story? And will fate catch up with her in the end?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822565697
  • Publisher: Graphic Universe
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Graphic Myths and Legends Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 315,454
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron and Justine Fontes have written many kinds of books for many publishers, including Sunjata: Warrior King of Mali, Atalanta: The Race Against Destiny, The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy, and Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage in the Graphic Myths and Legends series (Graphic Universe™) and Captured by Pirates in the Twisted Journeys™ series (Graphic Universe™). Ron has a background in commercial writing and worked at Marvel Comics in the 1980s. He and his wife Justine have their own imprint, Sonic Comics.

Thomas Yeates's art training began in high school and continued at Utah State University and Sacramento State. Subsequently, he was a member of the first class at Joe Kubert's School, a trade program for aspiring comic book artists in New Jersey. Yeates has worked as an illustrator for DC Comics, Marvel, Dark Horse, and many other companies. For Graphic Myths and Legends, he illustrated King Arthur: Excalibur Unsheathed, Robin Hood: Outlaw of Sherwood Forest, and Atalanta: Race Against Destiny. Yeates lives in Northern California with his wife and daughter.

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