Kidsbookmanager.com Top Ten Books for Young Readers (2004)
Rising from the sea full grown,
I was made of salt foam,
I shine more brightly than that marble girl
carved in my image so long ago.
How many years? I don’t know.
Time has little meaning for me;
a goddess, after all, has eternity
to wander in…
Thus, Aphrodite speaks of her imagined rival, the famed Venus de Milo statue, in this innovative and spellbinding collection of poems. From Zeus, the Olympians’ supreme ruler, to his gloomy brother Hades and the ill-fated forest nymph Echo, the voices of the gods of Mount Olympus, the sea, the underworld and forest come alive within these stunningly illustrated pages. Beautifully realized in Kate Hovey’s mesmerizing verse, the characters of ancient Greek and Roman mythology form a rich and vibrant tapestry. These twenty-three poems serve to illuminate their unique and powerful personalities while highlighting the humor and pathos of their stories.
But wait, there’s more!
Voices of the Trojan War
Praise for Ancient Voices
“Kate Hovey’s verse is an excellent storytelling medium—clear, pictorial, full of action, and capable furthermore of modulating into comedy and lyricism…the poems use a great variety of perspectives and let us in on the very human feelings of the immortals.”