Persephone : A Journey from Winter to Spring

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No flowers. No plants. No sunshine. When Hades carries Persephone down to the Underworld, her mother curses the Earth and everything stops growing. It is winter all year round. Persephone must return to Earth - but how can Spring return where Winter reigns? Sally Pomme Clayton's dramatic storytelling and Virginia Lee's haunting illustrations transform one of the world's oldest myths into a classic picture-book.
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Product details

  • 5+
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 276 x 8mm | 410g
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1845075331
  • 9781845075330
  • 829,950

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'Sally Pomme Clayton captures all the pathos of this story in her lyrical retelling... Virginia Lee's vivid illustrations add great power to this story of warfare between the gods.' The Guardian 'Acclaimed storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton breathes vigorous life into this dramatic story from the ancient world.' Love Reading 'Sally Pomme Clayton's beautiful retelling of an ancient myth, transformed into a gorgeous picture book with stunning artwork by Virginia Lee.' Armadillo
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About Sally Pomme Clayton

SALLY POMME CLAYTON is an acclaimed storyteller. She co-founded The Company of Storytellers with Ben Haggarty and Hugh Lupton, spearheading the revival of storytelling in the UK. She tours throughout Britain, often performing at the British Museum, the Barbican, and the National Gallery. She was Royal Literary Fellow at the University of Westminster and City and Guilds of London Art School. She currently teaches at Rose Bruford College. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was Tales Told in Tents (9781845072780), followed by Amazons! (9781845076603), Rama and Sita: Path of Flames (9781845076726) and Greek Myths (9781847802279). VIRGINIA LEE is the daughter of the artist and film conceptual designer Alan Lee. She studied Art and Design at Exeter College and Illustration at Kingston University. She worked as a sculptor on the Minas Tirith set of Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings in New Zealand and designed merchandise for the films. She lives in Brighton, East Sussex. Her other title for Frances Lincoln is Antonia Barber's retelling of The Frog Bride (9781845074760).
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