CUPID AND PSYCHE by Marie Charlotte Craft


Age Range: 6 - 8
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 Craft's first book is a retelling of the famous story of Psyche, who is so beautiful that Venus, the goddess of beauty, is jealous. She sends her son, Cupid, to punish the mortal, but he falls in love with her. When Psyche fails to trust that love, she must perform seemingly impossible tasks to win Cupid back. The text flows smoothly and retains a touch of formality, giving the story a suitably ancient resonance. The radiant oil- over-watercolor paintings are exquisitely detailed, filled with intricacies that reward long and careful scrutiny. The design of the book is meticulous, from an unusual, yet readable, typeface to the ornate borders, some of which resemble gold jewelry more than paintings. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-688-13163-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1996