Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage [A Greek Myth] by Justine FontesDemeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage [A Greek Myth] by Justine Fontes

Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage [A Greek Myth]

byJustine Fontes, Ron Fontes

Paperback | January 1, 2008

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This graphic novel tells the story of Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, and her daughter, Persephone. Demeter rules over a perpetual summer on earth, where crops, trees, and flowers grow in abundance. Persephone, young and beautiful, unknowingly attracts the attention of the lonely god of the Underworld, Hades. Hades kidnaps Persephone, and a frantic Demeter searches in vain for her daughter. Finally, Demeter retreats to her temple in mourning. The goddess's sorrow causes the crops to die and the ground to freeze. The first winter falls over Greece. As people begin to starve, the other Olympian gods and goddesses try to convince Demeter to accept a marriage between Persephone and Hades. But Demeter will not give up her daughter forever to the Underworld. Finally a compromise is struck: Persephone will stay with Hades for half a year (winter). When she comes back from the Underworld to spend half a year with her mother, spring returns to earth.

Justine Fontes was born in New York City. She grew up on Long Island and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Liternature from New York Univeristy. Justine found her first job in publishing while she was a Freshman. She worked at various publishing houses before becoming a freelance writer. At Little Golden Books, Just...
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Title:Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage [A Greek Myth]Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2008Publisher:Lerner Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822565706

ISBN - 13:9780822565703

Appropriate for ages: 9

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