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Amber & clay / Laura Amy Schlitz ; illustrated by Julia Iredale.

Schlitz, Laura Amy. (Author). Iredale, Julia. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781536201222 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 544 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2021

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"Welcome to ancient Greece as only genius storyteller Laura Amy Schlitz can conjure it. In a warlike land of wind and sunlight, "ringed by a restless sea," live Rhaskos and Melisto, spiritual twins with little in common beyond the violent and mysterious forces that dictate their lives. A Thracian slave in a Greek household, Rhaskos is as common as clay, a stable boy worth less than a donkey, much less a horse. Wrenched from his mother at a tender age, he nurtures in secret, aided by Socrates, his passions for art and philosophy. Melisto is a spoiled aristocrat, a girl as precious as amber but willful and wild. She'll marry and be tamed-the curse of all highborn girls-but risk her life for a season first to serve Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Bound by destiny, Melisto and Rhaskos-Amber and Clay-never meet in the flesh. By the time they do, one of them is a ghost. But the thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses. It takes an army of snarky gods and fearsome goddesses, slaves and masters, mothers and philosophers to help shape their story into a gorgeously distilled, symphonic tour de force. Blending verse, prose, and illustrated archaeological "artifacts," this is a tale that vividly transcends time, an indelible reminder of the power of language to illuminate the over- and underworlds of human history."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gods, Greek > Fiction.
Goddesses, Greek > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fables.
Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.

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Victoria FIC Schli 38080500333404 Teen Available -
Victoria FIC Schli 38080500333412 Teen Available -

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