• The Golden God: Apollo

    The Golden God: Apollo (Paperback) By (author) Doris Gates, Illustrated by C. Coconis, Illustrated by Constantinos Coconis

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    DescriptionRetells the myths surrounding the figure of Apollo, the Greek god of medicine and music, protector of flocks and voyagers, the most feared and best loved of all the gods on Mount Olympus.


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    Title
    The Golden God
    Subtitle
    Apollo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Doris Gates, Illustrated by C. Coconis, Illustrated by Constantinos Coconis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140316476
    ISBN 10: 0140316477
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FXX
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: TRD
    BIC subject category V2: YFJ
    LC classification: PZ8.1
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    DC19: 292.211
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YFJ
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Australia
    Imprint name
    PUFFIN
    Publication date
    26 January 1984
    Publication City/Country
    Hawthorn
    Review text
    Dazzling Apollo, the Far-Darter, may have been the most beloved of gods, but he's hardly the most lovable - whether shooting down the sons of Niobe to revenge his mother's wounded pride, chasing poor Daphne, killing Orion out of jealousy for his sister Artemis, or changing Clytie into a sunflower after she had become, for his sake, "that most absurd of human creatures, a lovesick girl." None of this is any fault of Doris Gates, who retells these myths with the same energy and enthusiasm she brought to The Warrior Goddess and The Lord of the Sky. Strangely, Apollo's male loves have been omitted, though otherwise no apologies or explanations are made for his Olympian morality. Both the concision of the myths themselves and the brevity of the collection itself are, however, geared to be unintimidating. (Kirkus Reviews)