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Orpheus and Eurydice
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Orpheus and Eurydice

Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt
Illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev
Translated by Pauline Hejl

J. Paul Getty Museum
32 pages, 8 5/8 x 12 inches
32 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-624-8
hardcover, Out of Stock Indefinitely  2001

"One of the best-loved stories of all times ... full-page and spot-art illustrations filled with figures in classical poses do a wonderful job of illustrating a complex tale."
School Library Journal

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The tragic tale of Orpheus, his gift for music, and his undying love for the oak nymph Eurydice is retold for children in this engaging picture book. This version of the classic story about the origins of singing—according to Greek mythology—features beautiful yet haunting color illustrations of Orpheus's journey from the forest to the Underworld and back again. For ages ten and up.

Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt is the author and translator of numerous children's books, most recently At the Table with Thomas Mann and Children Need Grandmothers. She lives in Hamburg. Born in Bulgaria, Iassen Ghiuselev has illustrated The Iliad and The Odyssey, The Queen Bee, and Arthur and Excalibur.

This title is out of stock indefinitely. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.