Persephone and the Pomegranate

Persephone and the Pomegranate

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by Kris Waldherr
     
 
A sumptuously illustrated picture book by the author of the bestselling THE BOOK OF GODDESSES and THE GODDESS TAROT. Praised by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic” and by Jean Shinoda Bolen (GODDESSES IN EVERY WOMAN) as "a beautifully done retelling of the major mother-daughter myth."

When Persephone bends down to

Overview

A sumptuously illustrated picture book by the author of the bestselling THE BOOK OF GODDESSES and THE GODDESS TAROT. Praised by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic” and by Jean Shinoda Bolen (GODDESSES IN EVERY WOMAN) as "a beautifully done retelling of the major mother-daughter myth."

When Persephone bends down to pick a blood-red narcissus, the earth suddenly splits in two. From the abyss a golden chariot appears, and its mysterious driver drags Persephone into the crevice. Then the earth seals shut with a shudder. Deep in the darkness of the underworld, Persephone discovers that she has been abducted by Pluto who loves her and makes her his queen. But Persephone is inconsolable, knowing she will never see the sun or her mother Demeter again.

Then the grief-stricken Demeter, goddess of the harvest, refuses to allow spring to return unless she is reunited with her daughter. And as the earth becomes frozen and the wheat fields barren, the survival of the earth is uncertain. Will Pluto free Persephone, or is the earth doomed?

Kris Waldherr’s breathtaking illustrations, filled with mystery and magic, enrich this haunting Greek myth that will linger in the mind long after the last page has been turned.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
Waldherr's Pre-Raphaelite characters play out their drama against a vivid sword-and-sorcery landscape. . . . Mother and daughter dance through an enchanted woodland; rearing black horses erupt in fire from a crack in the earth. The dramatic oil paintings are matched by a quality of myth and magic in the prose.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982812518
Publisher:
Art and Words Editions
Publication date:
01/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,067,167
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer whose art has been exhibited in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her numerous books for adults and children include THE BOOK OF GODDESSES (One Spirit/Book of the Month Club top ten bestselling book), DOOMED QUEENS, THE LOVER’S PATH and SACRED ANIMALS. She is also the creator of bestselling The Goddess Tarot and The Lover’s Path Tarot, both which are available as iPhone apps.

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Persephone and the Pomegranate 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
grisaille More than 1 year ago
Waldherr's "Persephone and the Pomegranate" is a lushly-illustrated retelling of the classic Greek myth. Demeter's grief is palpable, as is Persephone's sorrow at being separated from her mother. I especially like the fact that Waldherr does not depict Pluto/Hades as a villain, but as a love-lorn King who has finally found his Queen. Additionally, Persephone grows into her own by the end of the story, and is able to decide her own fate. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His name is actually Hades, not Pluto. Pluto is his Roman name.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
dena bess More than 1 year ago
if u luv greek mythology, then u must click that damn buy button!!!
miriam amaya More than 1 year ago
its a must see
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Brenda Jacobs More than 1 year ago
Why no sample?