This retelling of the classic Greek myth is sensational! Our heroine, thirteen-year-old Persephone, is distraught because of the external community pressure to live up to her mother Demeter’s heroism. Yet, with time, Persephone discovers that her true power is in her individuality and self-worth. The anime-inspired style, as well as Locatelli-Kournwsky's seemingly infinite twists, bring this classic story vividly to life. I dedicated as much of my time as I could to gobbling this up, and when I wasn’t reading I always wished that I was. -Teasha— From Summer Booknotes 2018
An adaptation of the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, in an exciting universe that blends high fantasy adventure with visuals reminiscent of Japanese anime and 1950s American-style comics.
Persephone is an ordinary girl, which is exactly what is bothering her. She may be the adopted daughter of the famous magician Demeter, but Persephone struggles to find her place alongside such a force of nature. Driven by recurring nightmares as well as a budding curiosity, Persephone decides to explore the secrets of her birth, which everyone seems rather intent on keeping from her. With or without help, Persephone will embark on an epic adventure deep into the Underworld where she’ll discover far more than she bargained for.
Storyteller Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky weaves a story of magic and intrigue in this stunningly rendered modern retelling of the Greek myth of Goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone.
Fans of Miyazaki movies and titles like Amelie Flechais’s The Little Red Wolf will find familiar elements in Persephone, and with the focus on questions of family and identity, it should fit right in with some of the most popular YA and all-ages graphic novels like Raina Telgemeier’s Smile. - Paste