My Mothers' Daughter
By Doris Orgel
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9780761316930, 128pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2003
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Leto, Artemis, Demeter, Persephone: Four goddesses, two mothers and their daughters. Here are their stories, told in the first person with grace and eloquence by Doris Orgel, who has often dealt with classical subjects in her many distinctive books for young people. An accessible text and handsome illustrations by Peter Malone make this a beautiful, as well as significant, book.
Doris Orgel's many books for young readers include We Goddesses, The Princess and the God, and The Bremen Town Musicians. She lives in New York City. Peter Malone has illustrated many books, including The Magic Flute and King Arthur and His Court. He lives in Bath, England.