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Review of "Arachne Speaks" by Kate Hovey, Blair Drawson

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Arachne Speaks
by Kate Hovey, Blair Drawson

Margaret K. McElderry

$17.95 Suggested Retail Price

Arachne was a famous weaver in Mythology who exhorts her spider minions in this adaptation of the Greek myth. Arachne, the teenager, tells us about her life. She came from a poor family. As an only child, she was lonely and determined to pursue excellence in her own way. The Goddess Athena and Arachne find themselves where there is an unexpected transformation. The whole story is told in verse and accompanied by large beautiful drawings. About seven to nine or ten would be the best ages to read this tale.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our March, 2001 issue.

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