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Lee Bennett Hopkins
Acclaimed poet, educator and anthologist
“A web of words as intricately beautiful and captivating as any spider’s web. Arachne Speaks fills its reader chock-full of courageous daring, makes us feel the equal – and more – of the vain and bullying gods. “
“This faithful, lyrical retelling of a Greek myth is one that Ovid would admire…The text, which incorporates the voices of both women, flows beautifully and will enliven the imaginations of the children who hear or read it. “
School Library Journal
“The tale’s Freudian overtones may give even adult readers a new perspective on classical mythology; younger ones of a certain temperament will respond to Arachne’s furious rejection of authority, however self-destructive that rebellion turns out to be. A powerful, disturbing debut for Hovey.”
“Arachne speaks to her spider descendants in consistently dramatic, imagistic verse…Together, art and text successfully challenge the boundaries of myth, stimulating readers to explore anew its proven terrains.”