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The author of the book: Caroline B. Cooney
Edition: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: June 11th 2002
ISBN: 0385900511
ISBN 13: 9780385900515
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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This book confirmed my theory that Helen of Troy was a spoiled ... um ... witch. Just think about this: you've been told your whole life that you are the most beautiful woman alive. That you are the daughter of a god, and more beautiful than the goddesses in heaven. Kidnapped repeatedly by eager suitors, married to a king . . . what kind of person would this make you?

The answer, according to Cooney: a horrible person. A person who thinks the world revolves around you, and doesn't care who she torments or even kills, because no one else matters.

Thank heavens Helen isn't the protagonist of this book! Instead, we see Helen through the wary eyes of Anaxandra, taken hostage at a young age but raised as a guest of the house of the minor king who took her hostage. Anaxandra is strong and smart and resourceful, but also very troubled. When Nicander's small island nation is destroyed, she is mistaken for his daughter by Menelaus . . . and decides not to set the record straight. As the daughter of a king she will have a little power, and a great deal of respect. But Helen is sharp-eyed as well as beautiful, and she can (and does) make things very unpleasant for anyone she doesn't like.

This is a creative and fascinating look at the world of ancient Greece at the beginning of the Trojan War. This topic has always fascinated me, and I think that Cooney does a beautiful job of bringing it to life.

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Ebook Goddess of Yesterday read Online! Caroline Cooney knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a writer when "the best teacher I ever had in my life" made writing her main focus. "He used to rip off covers from The New Yorker and pass them around and make us write a short story on whichever cover we got. I started writing then and never stopped!"
When her children were young, Caroline started writing books for young people -- with remarkable results. She began to sell stories to Seventeen magazine and soon after began writing books. Suspense novels are her favorites to read and write. "In a suspense novel, you can count on action."
To keep her stories realistic, Caroline visits many schools outside of her area, learning more about teenagers all the time. She often organizes what she calls a "plotting game," in which students work together to create plots for stories. Caroline lives in Westbrook, Connecticut and when she's not writing she volunteers at a hospital, plays piano for the school musicals and daydreams!

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Another one-time book, but it was interesting.


Rarely do the books make me cry, but this one could.


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