"By starting Atalanta’s story with her rejection by her father, and carrying it past her race and marriage to her transformation into a lioness, Climo hints at the rich psychological interest in her tale. . . . Koshkin’s delicate but vibrant paintings, done in a style evoking the antique, set the raven-haired heroine and blond hero into an archaic Greek world of dress and décor. A slender architrave, pediment, and columns frame each picture. . . . There are many retellings of Atalanta’s story, but none surpasses this one."
School Library Journal, Starred