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Atalanta

The Race against Destiny [A Greek Myth]

Atalanta
Justine Fontes By (author)
Ron Fontes By (author)
Thomas Yeates Illustrated by
9780822565697
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2008/01/01
Lerner Publishing Group

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9.3 X 6.4 in
48 pg


JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

Description

Atalanta is the best hunter, swiftest runner, and the all-around most eligible bachelorette in ancient Greece. She’s also a woman with a secret: a fortune-teller has given her a stern warning to never marry. When her father—a powerful king—insists that she choose a husband, she hatches a clever plan to hold onto her freedom. Will Atalanta be able to outrun her father’s demands? Will the gods intervene in her story? And will fate catch up with her in the end?


Reviews

"Along with 'celebrity' heroes like Hercules and King Arthur, these mythology-based titles delve into less obvious areas, focusing on figures such as Atalanta, Ali Baba, Isis and Osiris, and Sunjata, a warrior king of Mali. This mythological series is among the most varied and mixes fast-paced storytelling with pertinent historical facts, further reading lists, glossaries, maps, and pronunciation guides. A fun, inviting way to introduce students to the beliefs and histories of other cultures." --Book LinksOther Print



Author Bio

Justine Fontes was born in New York City. She grew up on Long Island and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Liternature from New York Univeristy. Justine found her first job in publishing while she was a Freshman. She worked at various publishing houses before becoming a freelance writer. At Little Golden Books, Justine met her future husband, Ron Fontes. They started writing together and have written over 500 children's books. Justine and Ron moved to Maine in 1988.


Ron Fontes was born in Los Angeles. He grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, where his mother taught him to read at age 4. By 16, Ron had a science fiction comic strip in the local newspaper. He was a theater major at Austin Peay State University, where he costumed and performed in many shows while working at a printing company to pay for school. Ron went on to act in film before becoming an advertising executive, and he then moved to New York City and worked for Whitman Comics and Marvel. Ron is a prolific artist and co-author of over 500 children's books with his wife, Justine.


Thomas Yeates grew up in Sacramento, northern California. He attended college in Utah, Sacramento, the Joe Kubert School in New Jersey. Since then he has been working as an illustrator, focusing on high adventure in the comic book/graphic novel field. He has worked for most of the major companies in that field, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Eclipse, etc. He has illustrated Swamp Thing, Timespirits, Tarzan, Conan, Zorro, myths and legends for Lerner Publishing, and many short stories. Most recently he has illustrated Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars for Barnes & Noble Publishing and is currently illustrating a series of books by the popular writer Anthony Horowitz.