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Gary Renison

Pandora’s Socks

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

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Title of the work

Pandora’s Socks

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2012

First Edition Details

Gary Renison, Pandora’s Socks. Lulu.com (Self- published), 2012, 138 pp.

ISBN

9781471634086

Awards

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree in 2012.

Genre

Alternative histories (Fiction)
Mythological fiction
Novels

Target Audience

Children

Cover

Picture courtesy of Gary Renison.


Author of the Entry:

Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar Ilan University, lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

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Gary Renison (Author)

Gary Renison currently lives in Liverpool and has been telling stories since he was very young. Pandora’s Socks is his first book and it is a 2012 B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree.


Sources: 

Profile at amazon.com (accessed: June 25, 2018)

Profile at bragmedallion.com (accessed: June 25, 2018)


Bio prepared by Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com


Summary

Pandora Johnson receives a new chest of drawers with a secret locked inside. She and her friend, Lucy, learn that sometimes it’s better to leave things alone after they open the drawer and enchanted socks escape, wreaking havoc all around.

Analysis

Contemporary twist on the story of Pandora’s Box, appropriate for all ages. This story takes the elements of curiosity and a closed box with something inside from the myth of Pandora’s vase, and adapts it to a contemporary setting, making the lesson about the dangers of curiosity more accessible to today’s children. The story adds a magical element by having enchanted socks escape from the drawer.


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Title of the work

Pandora’s Socks

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2012

First Edition Details

Gary Renison, Pandora’s Socks. Lulu.com (Self- published), 2012, 138 pp.

ISBN

9781471634086

Awards

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree in 2012.

Genre

Alternative histories (Fiction)
Mythological fiction
Novels

Target Audience

Children

Cover

Picture courtesy of Gary Renison.


Author of the Entry:

Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar Ilan University, lisa.maurice@biu.ac.il

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

Male portrait

Gary Renison (Author)

Gary Renison currently lives in Liverpool and has been telling stories since he was very young. Pandora’s Socks is his first book and it is a 2012 B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree.


Sources: 

Profile at amazon.com (accessed: June 25, 2018)

Profile at bragmedallion.com (accessed: June 25, 2018)


Bio prepared by Allison Rosenblum, Bar Ilan University, allie.rose89@gmail.com


Summary

Pandora Johnson receives a new chest of drawers with a secret locked inside. She and her friend, Lucy, learn that sometimes it’s better to leave things alone after they open the drawer and enchanted socks escape, wreaking havoc all around.

Analysis

Contemporary twist on the story of Pandora’s Box, appropriate for all ages. This story takes the elements of curiosity and a closed box with something inside from the myth of Pandora’s vase, and adapts it to a contemporary setting, making the lesson about the dangers of curiosity more accessible to today’s children. The story adds a magical element by having enchanted socks escape from the drawer.


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