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Bull (Hardcover)

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Funny and raunchy and hip-hop and tragic—can you say a Greek myth is timely? My gods, is it! This retelling of the minotaur story has the sea god Poseidon as our derisive, manipulative, gleeful narrator. But our sympathies lie with the physically deformed Asterion (our bull-headed boy) whose sensitivity, intelligence, and hope are over years eroded until, trapped in a maze, isolated, he falls into despair and violence. Expertly written, cleverly paced, and so effective. Ages 14 and up.

— Ga

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Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, which NPR called "beautifully clever,"Bull will have readers reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters.

SEE THE STORY OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR
IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

Minos thought he could
Pull a fast one
On me,
Poseidon
God of the Sea
But I'm the last one
On whom you
Should try such a thing.
The nerve of that guy.
The balls. The audacity.
I AM THE OCEAN
I got capacity
Depths Darkness Delphic power
So his sweet little plan
Went big-time sour
And his wife had a son
Born with horns and a muzzle
Who ended up
In an underground puzzle.
What is it with you mortals?
You just can't seem to learn:
If you play with fire, babies,
You're gonna get burned.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780544610606
ISBN-10: 0544610601
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English

 

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