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Rosemary Wells

Max and Ruby’s First Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box

Ruby the rabbit doesn’t want her younger brother Max to come into her bedroom, so she pins a note to her door that says "NO! This means YOU!" But Max can’t read and keeps sneaking in to look inside Ruby’s special jewellery box. So Ruby sits him down in her chair to read him "a story about sneaking and peeking," the myth of Pandora’s Box. Pandora is a little girl (also a rabbit), who gets left at home while her mother goes shopping. She is allowed (...)


YEAR: 1993

COUNTRY: United States of America

Carson Ellis, Cynthia Rylant

The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths, Retold

Attractively presented as a small, square hardback book, The Beautiful Stories of Life is a compendium of six well known classical myths: the stories of Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus, and Psyche. The stories are lyrically told, with an alternating pattern of longer descriptive passages followed by single sentences that underscore the important messages of each story. Aphorisms feature throughout the book, presented as "the stories of life" in the book’s title(...)


YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United Kingdom