Friday, September 6, 2013

Margo's Musings! Earth's Seasons Will Turn...


I'm so excited to bring you Margo's children's book choice for today! She has decided to tell you about one of my own favorite stories; the Roman myth of the reason for the seasons- the tale of Ceres and Prosperpina- Daughter of Earth retold and illustrated by Gerald McDermott. This amazingly illustrated version will keep you at the edge of your seat, wondering what will happen if Prosperpina eats the food of the underworld. Will she have to marry Pluto? What will her mother think? What will happen to Earth if spring never arises?

Margo was lost in the pictures! This is a magnificent story and a fascinating way to look at the creative magic of our minds, which is found buried deep within in the natural world that surrounds us all. I would recommend this book to all those who can't help but to get lost in myth. ; )

Happy reading! ~ F









26 comments:

  1. Love the illustrations :D She's all...flowy. It's different.
    I got confused for a second because I know this myth but the names were wrong. But it's the ROMAN myth. That's so weird that Greek and Roman myths can be the same but there names different. I wonder who came up with what first.

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    1. Hi Adriana, Thanks! Aren't they fabulous- this is one of my favorites : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  2. I love the cover and also the illustrations of this book.

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    1. Hi Rachna, Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  3. Such wonderful illustrations. As someone who loves to get lost in myth I'm sure this book is a winner.

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    1. Hi Petty, These are some of my favorite illustrations. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! I am always a fan of another who loves myth! ~ F

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  4. I love the old Greek and Roman myths and this sounds like an intriguing one. The illustrations are wonderful!

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, Me too! The pictures in this book are my favorite. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us. : ) ~F

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  5. Great pick and I really enjoyed the pictures

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    1. Hi Brandi, Thanks so much for stopping by! ~ F

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  6. Love those illustrations. So dramatic, so bold!

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    1. Hi Ruth, Me too! They really are. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  7. I have always been drawn to the myth of Persephone and this book looks fantastic. I love the illustrations. Thanks so much for sharing it with me~

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    1. Hi Heidi, I absolutely love this story- it's definitely one of my favorite myths. : ) ~ F

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    1. Hi Patty, It's great to be able to share them with you! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us. : ) ~ F

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    1. Hi Jemi, Thanks! Great to hear from you. : ) ~ F

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  10. This sounds great! I love those illustrations. They're stunning! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Hi Sam, Thanks for stopping by! It's great to hear from you. : ) ~ F

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  11. These pictures are so artistic. I love the vivid palette and the bold strokes. And it sounds like the story is as striking as the artwork. Great post! :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa, They are wonderful illustrations, and it's such a fantastic tale. So glad you popped by to check it out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! ~ F

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    1. Hi This Kid Reviews Books, Me too! Thanks for popping by to say hi : ) ~ F

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  13. Aw, first time I hear about this book :) LOVE the pictures. Thank you for sharing. <3

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    1. Hi Carina, So glad we could share it with you! Lovely to hear from you- thanks for stopping by. : ) ~ F

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