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Greek gods and mortals spring to life in this riveting retelling of the myth of Atalanta, the fleet-footed girl warrior who could outrun any man in ancient Greece.

Cast off and abandoned at birth, Atalanta– saved by a she-bear and raised by hunters–proves herself to be a superior archer and the fastest runner in the land. But her skills and independence anger many, including her father, the Arcadian King, who suddenly reclaims her and demands that she produce an heir to the throne. Atalanta has pledged herself to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, who has forbidden her to marry. Unwilling to break her promise, Atalanta suggests a grim compromise: she will marry the first man to beat her in a race, but everyone she defeats must die. All the while, Artemis, Apollo, Aphrodite, Eros, and Zeus himself watch–and interfere–from on high.

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Synopsis:

When her father commands that she produce an heir, the huntress Atalanta gives her suitors a seemingly impossible task in order to uphold her pledge of chastity, as the gods of ancient Greece look on.

About the Author

Stephanie Spinner is the bestselling author of many books for young readers, including Aliens for Breakfast (with Jonathan Etra) and Expiration Date: Never (with Terry Bisson).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307433657
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Author:
Spinner, Stephanie
Author:
Stephanie Spinner
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Running races
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Mythology, Greek
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050412
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
192

Related Subjects

Children's » Fables
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Dating and Sex

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