Robert Burleigh Pandora

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Pandora

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Pandora has been warned about the forbidden jar. Although she is surrounded with gifts and has rooms, gardens, and a courtyard to explore, Pandora is drawn to one room--the one that holds that jar. Is Pandora’s curiosity a curse?
In a seamless blend of prose and verse--and drawing from traditional mythological sources--Robert Burleigh dramatically tells Pandora's story for young readers. Complemented by Raul Colón's bold illustrations, Pandora is an unforgettable introduction to the classic myth.

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About the Author:

ROBERT BURLEIGH is the author of many highly praised books for children, including Goal and Hoops. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

RAUL COLÓN has illustrated more than fifteen books for children, including My Mama Had a Dancing Heart, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in New City, New York.

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Grade 3-5-In retelling the myth, Burleigh concentrates on Pandora's obsession with the forbidden jar (rather than box, here). She tries to distract herself with arts and crafts; she considers the story of Prometheus (painted on the jar) as a warning, but temptation is too strong. The author incorporates the story of Pandora's creation, and emphasizes her courage, so that even her transgression seems daring rather than foolish. And finally Pandora clings, triumphantly, to the hope remaining behind. The text, arranged in lines like free verse, is rhythmic and clear, with short, simple sentences. A list of Greek names helps with identification, though not with pronunciation. The romantic watercolor colored-pencil illustrations have narrow borders and textured grounds. Blues and greens dominate the muted palette. Gently glowing gold highlights suffuse the scenes, whether in- or outdoors, contributing to the iconic flatness of the pictures. A certain stiffness in the figures (and awkwardly drawn feet) hardly detracts from the graceful drama that unfolds, signaled by the cover's silent-scream close-up. This Pandora is tempting.
Patricia Lothrop-Green, St. George's School, Newport, RI
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