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Medusa Tells All: Beauty Missing, Hair Hissing

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OF COURSE you think I was disrespectful and incredibly vain, that I deserved to be turned into a monster. You don't know the other side of the myth. Well, let me tell you ...
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Picture Window Books
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Diane
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
A retelling of the story of Medusa and Perseus from Medusa's point of view.

The book starts by summarizing the original tale for those readers who might not be familiar. Then, Medusa tells "the real story." Athena is a bully whose jealous of Medusa's beauty, especially when Poseidon notices her. "I guess it's dangerous to be more beautiful than a goddess."

Bibliography of additional resources are in the back. Enrichment ideas are also in the back: If Athena told the story, how would it change? Wha
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PvOberstein
Re-telling of the story of Medusa, from her POV. Good in the sense of encouraging children to think a little more critically about their sources of information, though it still feels wrong to bowdlerize Medusa's suffering.

Art style was pretty cute, admittedly.
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Kelly
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This really cute book tells the story of Medusa from her perspective. It teaches kids about Greek Mythology and how to look at a story from someone else’s perspective. It also has a glossary and the pictures are really cute.
Chris
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for kids

Enjoyable rendition of a great Greek myth, made interesting and light hearted. Suitable for 4+ age groups. Thanks for this.
Jennifer Parker
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Enjoyed the storytelling of Medusa's side and the artwork.
Kristen
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it
The reading level of this title is perfect for early chapter book readers, once you are familiar with the Greek terminology and names. The text is in large type and not too lengthy, and the illustrations are colorful and dynamic. A good choice for kids who aren't quite ready for the Goddess Girls series.
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Rebecca Fjelland Davis is a novelist and children's book author who lives in Minnesota. She is currently an instructor at South Central College in Mankato, where she teaches Composition, Literature and Film, and Humanities.

Becky grew up on a farm outside of Huxley, Iowa. She graduated from Waldorf College, from St. Cloud State University, and received her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing fr
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