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Echo echo : reverso poems about Greek myths / Marilyn Singer ; illustrated by Josée Masse.

Singer, Marilyn, (author.). Masse, Josée, (illustrator.).

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"What happens when you hold up a mirror to poems about Greek myths? You get a brand-new perspective on the classics! And that is just what happens in Echo Echo, the newest collection of reverso poems from Marilyn Singer. Read one way, each poem tells the story of a familiar myth; but when read in reverse, the poems reveal a new point of view! Readers will delight in uncovering the dual points of view in well-known legends, including the stories of Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, Perseus and Medusa, Pygmalion, Icarus and Daedalus, Demeter and Persephone, and Echo and Narcissus. These cunning verses combine with beautiful illustrations to create a collection of fourteen reverso poems to treasure."-- Provided by publisher
Awards Note:
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2019.
Subject: Mythology, Greek > Juvenile poetry.
Mythology, Greek > Poetry.
American poetry.
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Echo Echo : Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
Echo Echo : Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
by Singer, Marilyn; Masse, Josée (Illustrator)
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Singer's delightful third reverso poetry collection (after Mirror Mirror, 2010, and Follow Follow, 2013) here focuses on classic Greek myths. From the stories of Arachne and Athena to Pandora and Zeus and others, her intricately crafted, paired reverso poems, one for each featured character, lyrically lend differing perspectives and depth to the tales. For example, in Eurydice and Orpheus, Orpheus, having rescued true-love Eurydice from Hades, concludes hopefully A second chance at romance is what lies ahead / not / our final farewell while Eurydice's poem opens less certainly Our final farewell, / not / a second chance at romance is what lies ahead. Enchanting, lushly hued, split-panel illustrations portray the characters and scenarios in harmonious yet distinct artwork, reflecting the different viewpoints and story elements. Though the poems may have more dimension for readers already familiar with the myths, a footnote on each spread offers a brief abstract. Singer's endnote provides background on Greek mythology, her reverso poems, and sources for the myths. A wonderful addition to poetry collections and accompaniment for the myths.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2015 Booklist

Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9780803739925
Echo Echo : Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
Echo Echo : Reverso Poems About Greek Myths
by Singer, Marilyn; Masse, Josée (Illustrator)
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Arachne, Icarus, Midas, and-as the title suggests-Narcissus are among the renowned Greek figures who feature in Singer and Masse's third collection of "reverso" poems, which are intended to be read both forward and backward. "Wondrous!/ How/ life-/like!/ There is nothing in this world/ so perfect," says Pygmalion of his statue, Galatea. "There is nothing in this world/ like/ life!" reads Galatea's accompanying poem. "How/ wondrous!" Masse's acrylics, dominated by rich colors and vertical symmetries, evoke weathered frescoes. The Minotaur appears prominently beside the poems for Theseus and Ariadne, half of its head transformed into a winding maze of golden thread, while the image paired with poems for Demeter and Persephone is divided into seasonal quadrants. Details about the myths appear across the bottom of the pages, further boosting the utility of another inventive exploration of stories readers thought they knew. Ages 6-9. Illustrator's agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Gr 2-5-A brilliant practitioner of the eponymous poetic form conveys both the drama and pathos of myths that have entertained throughout the ages, while establishing that there are two sides to every story. Full-page artwork, bathed in dazzling blue and gold tones, sets the stage for these timeless tales of gods and mortals told with a poignant and commanding lyricism. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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