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I Am Arachne: Fifteen Greek and Roman Myths

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Spinning, I can't stop spinning, so stay a minute, and I, Arachne, will spin a story for you . . .

In this singular collection, the heroes and heroines of fifteen Greek and Roman tales give their own dramatic accounts of events. From the magnificent spinner Arachne, who learns that a mortal should never challenge a god, to the god Pan, who prefers Earth to Mount Olympus, to
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Square Fish (first published March 26th 2001)
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Montse Guillen
Jun 01, 2013 Montse Guillen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wondered where things things came from? Like winter or even bugs and creepy crawly things? I Am Arachne is a book about greek mythology with a all sorts of crazy stories but if you really pay attention they may have double meaning.
This book is astonishing. If you love greek mythology then youll love this book. I love finishing a small story and going to the next. It may not be a long story but these are just as good.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. The charachters are
Apr 23, 2014 Nikki rated it it was amazing
Great one! Read stories I had heard of but never delved into and others that I've never read but really enjoyed.
Lisa Rathbun
Nov 27, 2013 Lisa Rathbun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this collection of twelve Greek and Roman myths, all told in the first person, including Pandora, Arachne, and Midas, to Tithonus and Callisto. The first-person approach makes the characters more relatable instead of the dispassionate tone a lot of the myths use when describing terrifying or exalting deeds. I would love to read these aloud to an upper elementary or junior high classroom. I think they're a fun way to connect young people to ancient myths.
Aug 09, 2010 Alfajirikali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great early reader!
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Elizabeth Spires is the author of five collections of poetry as well as several books for children. She has been the recipient a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1998 she received the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Maryland Aut ...more
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“I shall say a prayer to the Moon
because even a badger prays now and then:

O Silver Sliver,
shine down on me and change me
so that I am what I am,
not two things, no not two!

But the Moon never answers.
It grows smaller as it ascends,
as if someone or something were eating it.
I understand such hunger.”
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