Quicksilver

By Stephanie Spinner
(Laurel Leaf Library, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440238454, 229pp.)

Publication Date: December 12, 2006

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Description
Hermes also known as Mercury, Wayfinder, and Prince of Thieves has many talents. Wearing his famed winged sandals, he does the bidding of his father Zeus, leads the dead down to Hades, and practices his favorite arts of trickery and theft. He also sees the future, travels invisibly, loves jokes, and abhors violence. And he's an entertaining and ideal narrator on a fast-paced journey through ancient Greek mythology from Medusa's cave to Trojan War battlefields to the mysterious Underworld.
Stephanie Spinner brings the famous messenger and the best-known gods and mortals of mythology to life with high action and spare, powerful prose.

"From the Hardcover edition.




About the Author
Margaret Landon first became interested in Anna Leonowens' story, when a friend recommended to her "The English Governess at the Siamese Court" which was published in 1870. Fascinated with the story and its potential, she contacted one of Anna's grandchildren, and in 1941 began to seriously research writing an updated (and vastly more entertaining) version of the book. "Anna and the King" is the product of her efforts.
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