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Ovid's Metamorphoses

By Ovid
Adapted by Heinz Janisch / Illustrated by Ana Sender
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Seventeen of Ovid’s enduring stories stunningly illustrated.

Known the world over, Ovid’s canonical work has spanned centuries, never losing its relevance. Retold by award-winning Austrian author Heinz Janisch with transcendent illustrations by Ana Sender, this collection includes some of Ovid’s most popular and potent stories—sure to reach new hearts and minds.

From The Story of the Origin of the World to Midas, Pan, Europa, Apollo, Daphne, Narcissus, Echo, and Fama, the goddess of rumor and stories, we see the multifaceted world of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. These tales about gods, goddesses, humans, nymphs and other beings remind us that transformation and the power of story is never ending.

About The Author

About The Illustrator

Ana Sender was born in Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain in 1978. She studied Fine Arts and illustration at the Massana Art School in Barcelona, and completed her studies at the Francesca Bonemaisson school. She draws, writes, and imagines all sorts of stories. Her works have appeared both in many books and newspapers. Ana lives near the forest. Many of her illustrations are inspired by her dreams. She likes werewolves, wild things, and green swampy places.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 4, 2022)
  • Length: 104 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735844711
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

[Sender's] subdued color palette, mastery of facial expressions, and control of movement make her drawing style come alive. If at first the illustrations seem simplistic, look again. Really look at how the scenes she creates impacts the written text, and suddenly the drawings will take on a deeper significance.

This lovely retelling of the Roman poet Ovid’s masterwork Metamorphoses will introduce these stories to a whole new generation of readers. The emphasis here is on Ovid’s telling, a facet that’s often missing from mythology collections for children...Readers hungry for stories filled with mythological beings will appreciate these novel entries and Janish’s text (via Wilson’s translation) is lyrical, suspenseful, and strange.

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths for a new generation, this beautifully illustrated selection from Ovid's Metamorphoses will introduce kids to some of the well trodden myths alongside the less while known stories of transformation.

"Each of these mythical stories is rhapsodically illustrated and adds a dreamlike quality to the seventeen stories..."

– Seattle Book Review

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