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Spinner, Stephanie. Quicksilver.

SPINNER, Stephanie. Quicksilver. Random. House, Knopf. 236p. c2005. 0-375-82638-6. $15.95. JS

This isn't for everyone, but those who like mythology and fantasy will find an imaginative story featuring Hermes, aka Quicksilver or Mercury. Hermes is a son of Zeus, and brother to Ares, Apollo and Artemis, Aphrodite. He is known for his swiftness and insight. Spinner uses Hermes's voice to tell stories featuring the Trojan War debacle along with some other more familiar tales, such as Demeter's grief over her daughter's sojourn in Hades.

Spinner, through Hermes, creates plenty of drama and action in these stories, and a reader can imagine storytellers throughout the centuries holding their audiences enthralled as they tell of the strengths and foibles of the Greek gods and goddesses. Claire Rosser, KLIATT

J--Recommended for junior high school students. The contents are of particular interest to young adolescent and their teachers.

S--Recommended for senior high school students.
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Author:Rosser, Claire
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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