The Golden Age
Seventeen of Ovid’s enduring stories stunningly illustrated.
Nothing lasts except for eternal change. More than two millennia after their creation, the works of Master Roman poet Ovid have lost none of their fascination. Retold by award-winning Austrian author Heinz Janisch with transcendent illustrations by Ana Sender, this collection includes some of Ovid’s most popular and compelling stories—presented for the first time in picture book form—sure to reach new hearts and minds.
From The Story of the Origin of the World, Midas, Pan, Europa, and Apollo to Daphne, Narcissus, Echo, and Fama, the multifaceted world of Ovid’s Metamorphoses captivates. These tales about gods, goddesses, humans, nymphs and other beings remind us that transformation and the power of storytelling is never ending.
[Sender's] subdued color palette, mastery of facial expressions, and control of movement make her drawing style come alive. If at first the illustrations seem simplistic, look again. Really look at how the scenes she creates impacts the written text, and suddenly the drawings will take on a deeper significance.
Cindy Helms, New York Journal of Books
Each of these mythical stories is rhapsodically illustrated and adds a dreamlike quality to the seventeen stories...
Seattle Book Review
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths for a new generation, this beautifully illustrated selection from Ovid's Metamorphoses will introduce kids to some of the well trodden myths alongside the less while known stories of transformation.
Katherine N., Porter Square Books
This lovely retelling of the Roman poet Ovid’s masterwork Metamorphoses will introduce these stories to a whole new generation of readers. The emphasis here is on Ovid’s telling, a facet that’s often missing from mythology collections for children...Readers hungry for stories filled with mythological beings will appreciate these novel entries and Janish’s text (via Wilson’s translation) is lyrical, suspenseful, and strange.
Susan Harari, Keefe Library, Boston Latin School, Youth Services Book Review, starred review