Arachne Speaks

Arachne Speaks

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"Orb weavers!
Weavers of tangled nets!
All eight-legged ones...
Cast to the four winds
my story's thread."

Arachne, classical literature's most famous weaver exhorts her spider minions in this epic adaptation of a famous Greek myth.

The talented, rebellious teenage Arachne here tells her own story in unforgettable words. She speaks of her impoverished childhood and lonely, steadfast pursuit of excellence in a bold, passionate voice. Her unshakable belief in herself and persistent questioning of divine authority lead to a dramatic confrontation with the goddess Athena, a fateful weaving contest, and an unexpected transformation.

Poet Kate Hovey's lyrical verse and Blair Drawson's stunning artwork together create a timeless rendering of the ancient struggle between the headstrong Arachne and the powerful Athena.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 208 x 274 x 8mm | 159g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1481450697
  • 9781481450690

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Orb weavers! Weavers of tangled nets! All eight-legged ones . . . Cast to the four winds my story's thread.

ARACHNE, classical literature's most famous weaver, exhorts her spider minions in this epic adaptation of a famous Greek myth.

The talented, rebellious teenage Arachne here tells her own story in unforgettable words. She speaks of her impoverished childhood and lonely, steadfast pursuit of excellence in a bold, passionate voice. Her unshakable belief in herself and persistent questioning of divine authority lead to a dramatic confrontation with the goddess Athena, a fateful weaving contest, and an unexpected transformation.

Poet Kate Hovey's lyrical verse and Blair Drawson's stunning art-work together create a timeless rendering of the ancient struggle between the headstrong Arachne and the powerful Athena.
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Geraldine McCaughrean, author of "Greek Myths" and "Greek Gods and Goddesses" A web of words as intricately beautiful and captivating as any spider's web, "Arachne Speaks" fills its reader chock-full of courageous daring, makes us feel the equal -- and more -- of the vain and bullying gods.
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21 ratings
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4 33% (7)
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2 5% (1)
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