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From the Publisher"Climo and Koshkin, previously paired for Stolen Thunder: A Norse Myth, reconfirm their compatibility with this stately picture book. Delving beyond the surface of the Greek myth of the fleet-footed princess, Climo’s well-told tale raises issues of female worth and inclusion in male-dominated activities. . . . Koshkin’s striking, deep-toned, classically inspired paintings amplify the drama: framing each painting with architectural motifs, he matches Climo in her sensitivity to detail and ambience."
"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