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Children's LiteratureYolen's imaginary world has an elaborate history, with mythology and legend woven seamlessly into the narrative. Each chapter begins with "the myth," which seems to be the story as the modern world sees it, then "the legend," which explains the myth in modern terms. Then comes "the story"—what actually happened. During the "legend" sections, Yolen introduces modern scholarship, complete with conflicts and infighting as the scholars disagree on everything except the fact that no one is actually sure of anything, so there is a great need for further study. Remember that this all happened a very long time ago. For fans, this is a great read. But it is not an introduction to the genre. And even for fans the end is quite disturbing. 2004 (orig. 1988), TOR, Ages 13 up.