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The Greek goddess of harvest Demeter loves her daughter Persephone more than life itself. So after Persephone is kidnapped by Hades, ruler of the underworld, and taken as his bride, Demeter's sorrow covers the earth in winter snow. The crops fail, and Zeus sends his messenger Hermes to bring about Persephone's release. But things get complicated when Persephone takes a liking to her captor. The book includes a CD of the lyrics performed as an opera choral by school children of Montreal. The Monty Python Terry Jones narrates the text on the CD.
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Glen Huser’s novels for young readers have been highly praised and have won a number of awards, such as the Mr. Christie’s Silver Award, the Governor General’s Award and the R. Ross Annett Award. For more information, visit www.glenhuser.com.
A Governor General’s Award-winning illustrator of numerous books, Philippe Béha was Canada’s 2014 nomination for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives in Quebec.
Giannis Georgantelis has composed music for theatrical plays, multimedia projects and festivals, as well as musical ensembles. Giannis is also an accomplished orchestrator, having arranged many different folk songs of the Mediterranean for his group Carousel. His discography includes two CDs and two children’s operas, which received great critical acclaim in Greece.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Time for Flowers Time for Snow" is a gorgeous book visually and a treat to read. After savouring this story, you will have the answer to the ageless question: "have you ever wondered why the seasons come and go?". The CD is a refreshing addition to the story. The songs are performed with so much life and the storytelling is alluring. I think this book is an excellent addition to our home library.