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Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Medusa was born the only beautiful daughter to the ugliest sea witch ever to inhabit the depths of the ocean Her looks were radiant enough to gain the adoration of Poseidon King of the Oceans causing her to become very vain But vanity is a dangerous thing in a world controlled by jealous gods Athena goddess of beauty is angered by Medusa's conceit an. MYTHTarget Audience Upper elementary to middle schoolMedusa born beautiful to a sea witch brags about how her beauty far exceeds the goddess Athena Unfortunately for Medusa Athena overhears her and curses her for the rest of her life Athena playing master manipulator further exacerbates Medusa s situation by suggested to King Polydectes to ask for Medusa s head from Pereus in order to save his mother s life This picture book makes the myth very accessible to 6th graders in particular Reading it to all my 6th grade classes had my normally highly chatty classes in rapt awe Medusa was born in the sea and this book is bathed in cool shades of blue and green Bold colors in collages mix with bright and varied textures creating depth The text is in an airy black modern font with a white background The Illustrations wrap and curve around the text as if they are part of the story This creates a nice unifying feeling as the colors vary in intensity to reflect the plot events as well The climax of the story is colored in intense cool colors with the orange y red snakes contrasting dramatically This is an enjoyable read aloud and perfect connection to 6th grade ancient history The motif for this folktale is about mystical power Medusa shares a mystical power with the folktale Golem by Wisniewski Golem was created supernaturally and provides a function for its owner Comparatively Medusa is cursed and given a mystical power to turn people that she looks at into stone Both Golem and Medusa represent the other in society portraying evil as uncontrollable yet their evil is forced onto them from someone powerful Lesson ideas My class wrote and debated whether Medusa was truly evil or a victim of circumstance and retold the myth in comic book form

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Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore S curse reaches its fruition But how will he accomplish what no other mortal has been able to How will he survive the glare of Medusa Is it possible Medusa will defy her cursed fateIn her masterfully written and imaginatively illustrated book Deborah Nourse Latti re creates the tragedy of one of the best known Greek myths the tale of the gorgon Medus. This book is about a Greek myth There is a daughter born from a sea witch that is cursed for boasting about her beauty as like a goddess and thinking to be beautiful than Athena Being cursed by Athena Medusa s face is disfigured with snakes coming out of her head and is told that she will live out the rest of her life that way until one day she will be slain She is also told that anyone that looks upon her face will be turned to stoneWithout giving away the ending This also was a fun story to read However I felt that some of the words might be difficult for some younger readers to understand Most of the sentences seem pretty simple but I would say that this book is a picture book for older kids to read

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Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore D pronounces a curse Anyone who looks at you will turn to stone Hide yourself if you can With this Medusa is transformed into a hideous monster forced to hide herself in a distant cave and await her fateWhen Perseus a mortal son of Zeus is ordered by the sinister Polydectes to deliver the head of Medusa it seems he has been chosen to see that Athena'. Title MedusaAuthor Deborah Nourse LattiGenre MythThemes pride envy Greek MythologyOpening linesentence In the ancient and mysterious pastBrief Book Summary Medusa is a beautiful blonde girl who is extremely proud of her looks One day Athena becomes very jealous and turns Medusa into a snake headed monster so ugly that anyone who sees her will be turned to stone Soon thereafter Perseus becomes the story s focus as he has been sent to slay Medusa Professional RecommendationReview 1 Latti Deborah Nourse Medusa 32 pp HarperCollinsCotler 2000 ISBN 0 06 027904 4 LE ISBN 0 06 27905 2 4 K 3 The one beautiful child of a hideous sea witch vain Medusa brings about her own downfall in this abbreviated though action packed retelling of the legend After jealous Athena changes Medusa into a gorgon the focus changes to Perseus s uest to slay her The illustrations painted in loud colors and patterns that swirl with snakes hair wind and waves make the pages very busy FolktalesMythsand Legends Mythology Greek Medusa Greek mythologyProfessional RecommendationReview 2 Marilyn Courtot Children s Literature Medusa has never been a character in mythology who generated much sympathy However this retelling by Latti may change some attitudes Yes Medusa was proud of her beauty and boastful but she really didn t do any harm Athena was much aggrieved when she overheard Medusa say I am just like a goddess In her fury she cursed Medusa and turned her into an ugly monster destined to be slain by a boy who came from the ocean The story of how Perseus slew Medusa is related and ironically it is Medusa s ugly severed head that was finally able to do some good the evil king Polydectes who held Perseus mother hostage was turned to stone when he looked upon the head Athena threw Medusa s head into the ocean and as blood spilled red coral sprouted Latti introduces her retelling with a beautiful woman staring out from the book jacket Readers will share the pain and suffering of a proud Medusa as she sinks into despair and cruelty 2000 HarperCollins 1595 and 1589 Ages 7 to 10 PUBLISHER HarperCollins New York PUBLISHED 2000 Response to Two Professional Reviews These reviews are some of the kinder ones that I found for this book While some other reviews found the story to be dull these reviews focus on the plot and the illustrations Both seem to fins the plot entertaining for readers and informative although it seems that the plot s switch to focus on Perseus might be confusing to younger readers The first review finds the illustrations to be busy which I suppose is true but I also think they ad a lot to the story Evaluation of Literary Elements The writing of this story is very suitable for the intended audience Readers can easily learn the story of Medusa while being enthralled with the colorful exciting images on every page The sentences vary in length and structure which prevents the story from becoming mundane The chosen font is also very interesting as it is different from traditional story fonts but is still very readable In fact the font seems to pair nicely with the auatic feel of the bookConsideration of Instructional Application This book would be great to include during a unit on Greek mythology This book has the potential to span across several subjects For example students could be asked to draw or paint what they imagine Medusa to look like in art class before reading the story Afterward they could write their own endings to the story or come up with their own Medusa myth to foster their writing skills And of course reading the story builds literacy as well

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore
  • Deborah Nourse Lattimore
  • English
  • 02 January 2019
  • 9780060279042

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    Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore A picture book retelling of the ancient Greek myth of Medusa the beautiful daughter of a sea witch who is cursed by the goddess Athena and transformed into a terrible creature a gorgon with snakes for hair Not content with that punishment Athena sets in motion a chain of events that will lead the hero Perseus

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    Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download MYTHTarget Audience Upper elementary to middle schoolMedusa born beautiful to a sea witch brags about how her beauty far exceeds the

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    Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore The art in this book is simply stunning The story is slightly different than I know but I enjoyed it very much

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    Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore One thing I appreciate about stories based on Greek Mythology is how contrary they run to what one would narratively expect In doing so they make me realize just how conditioned I've becomeTake Medusa I knew the end of the story wherein the hideous gorgon is slain by the young hero Perseus very classic monster movie stuff but I was unfamiliar with the beginnings of the tale which Latti goes into in lush grotesue detail

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    Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Title MedusaAuthor Deborah Nourse LattiGenre MythThemes pride envy Greek MythologyOpening linesentence In the ancient and mysterious pastBrief Book Summary Medusa is a beautiful blonde girl who is extremely proud of her looks One day Athena becomes very jealous and turns Medusa into a snake headed monster so ugly that anyone who sees her will be turned to stone Soon thereafter Perseus becomes the story's focus as he has been sent to slay

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    Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore In this version of the MedusaPerseus story Medusa is the beautiful daughter of a sea witch She's so lovely in fact that she catches the eye of PoseidonWhen they become betrothed Medusa looses her perspective and wits apparently and makes the mistake of her life when she dares to compare her beauty to Athena's That goddess becomes outraged and subseuently curses Medusa and turns her into the monster we all know Which i

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    Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore MythThis story is about a beautiful girl Medusa who was basically full of herself She said that she was beautiful than the goddess Athena So Athena put a spell on the girl maing her very ugly and causing anyone to turn to stone if they looked at her face She also told her that one day a boy from the sea would come to kill her Meanw

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    Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore This book is about a Greek myth There is a daughter born from a sea witch that is cursed for boasting about her beauty as l

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    Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Deborah Nourse Lattimore à 0 Free download My daughter 2 12 could not sit still for this book It is rather on the long side However my son 5 very much enjoyed the s

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    Read & download Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Free (Medusa by Deborah Nourse Lattimore) by Deborah Nourse Lattimore Download Þ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Deborah Nourse Lattimore I was trying to do some very basic research about Medusa herself Naturally Perseus is a big part of her mythos but it was still frustrating to see that this book was about him and his story than about Medusa The illustrations were beautiful though

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