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The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greeks Myths, Retold Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greeks Myths, Retold (Unabridged), by Cynthia Rylant
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (103 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Rylant Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Winner of the Newbery Medal, Cynthia Rylant has also received the Caldecott Award and numerous other honors. In The Beautiful Stories of Life, Rylant vividly retells the Greek myths of Pandora, Pygmalion, Narcissus, Persephone, Orpheus, and Psyche. Exploring classic themes of love, destruction, vanity, and redemption, these tales will introduce young listeners to the exciting world of Greek mythology. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Leslie | 2/20/2014

    " Gavin's taking Mythology.....so, I figured I could brush up on a little of the stories myself! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Bridget Fleagle | 2/19/2014

    " I listened to the short audio book with this one. Without the experience in Greek mythology to pick this retelling apart, I enjoyed listening to these stories in the way they were presented in this book. It definitely sparked further interest into the mythological world. The narrator was easy on the ears and it's something my 3rd grader could enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Lasporer | 1/14/2014

    " Wonderful for reading aloud to a class undertaking the study of this genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Tabitha | 1/13/2014

    " I do love me some good Greek mythology, even if it is a 15 min read "

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About the Author
Author Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than one hundred books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge series. Her novel Missing May a received the Newbery Medal in 1993 and A Fine White Dust won a Newbery Honor; she is also the author of two Caldecott Honor–wining picture books. Some of her other notable works include the Annie and Snowball series, the Poppleton series, the novel The Islander, and a number of other poetry books and story collections. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Alyssa Bresnahan is a dynamic dancer, actor, and audiobook narrator. She has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, has earned sixteen Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices. In 2009 she was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best fiction narration. She has toured Europe in stage productions of several Greek dramas. In the United States, she appeared as Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and as Nina in The Seagull. At the New York Stage and Film Festival, she had the starring role in The Clearing.