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Quiver ❰PDF❯ ✪ Quiver Author Stephanie Spinner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk It was Artemis, goddess of the hunt and mistress of the wild, who rescued the abandoned baby Atalanta, sending a she bear to nurse her and a band of hunters to raise her in safety Now sixteen, Atalant It was Artemis, goddess of the hunt and mistress of the wild, who rescued the abandoned baby Atalanta, sending a she bear to nurse her and a band of hunters to raise her in safety Now sixteen, Atalanta, famous archer and swiftest mortal alive, has devoted her life to the goddessWhen strangers appear in Atalanta s village one day, they bring shattering news The father who forsook her is a king And he has summoned his daughter with a simple, chilling command marry and produce an heir Fleet footed Atalanta, determined not to betray Artemis, counters with a grim proposal She will marry the first man to outrun her in a footrace, and those she defeats must die It is Atalanta s desperate hope that no man will be foolish enough to meet her challenge.

  • Paperback
  • 177 pages
  • Quiver
  • Stephanie Spinner
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 0440238196

About the Author: Stephanie Spinner

I was born in Davenport, Iowa, and grew up in Rockaway Beach, New York I read straight through my childhood, with breaks for food, sleep, and the bathroom I went to college in Bennington, Vermont, moved to New York City, and took a job in publishing so I could get paid for reading I read so much bad fiction that I needed a break, so I moved to London, and from there I traveled to Morocco, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan India, Nepal, and Ceylon I came back to America, wandered around someto Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize and on returning to New York decided to study Tibetan Buddhist painting called thangka painting in Boulder, ColoradoI painted thangkas for many years Each one took anywhere from several weeks to a few months to complete, and at long last I understood that this was not the ideal way for me to make a living Only a few hundred Americans collected thangkas, and they wanted old ones, painted by Tibetan monks It was time to make a changeSo I took another publishing job, this time in children s books I found that I liked children s books a lot, and before long, I became an editorYears passed I was encouraged to write I scoffed at the idea that I had anything to write about I edited some wonderfully talented authors Virginia Hamilton, Philip Isaacson, Clyde Robert Bulla, Gloria Whelan, Robin McKinley, Joan Vinge, Garth Nix, and Chris Lynch, among others with great enjoyment Writing seemed like torture by comparisonThen, to my amazement, I found myself writing a book and having a good time simultaneously The book was ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST, and I enjoyed writing it because my co author was Jonathan Etra Jon who died of heart disease in was a close friend with a wild sense of humor, and collaborating with him changed my opinion of writing forever After ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST, and ALIENS FOR LUNCH, which we also co wrote, I began to think that writing could be interesting funAnd now that I ve been doing it full time forthan ten years, I can tell you why I like it better than a job First, I can work in my bathrobe To the FedEx man and the UPS man, I am the woman in the plaid flannel robe Second, I can eat when I m hungry, choose when to take phone calls, and walk my dogs any time Third, the only meetings I have and they re short are with the dry cleaner and the post office ladies Fourth, I can read whatever I please I may tell people I m doing research when I read about horse trekking, or hunting in ancient Greece, or ways to better compost, but the truth is, I m not doing research, I m having a good time Which I think is still allowed.



10 thoughts on “Quiver

  1. Beth Beth says:

    Spinner retells the Greek legend of Atalanta, a royal born fosterling with athletic grace whose father and king orders her to marry in spite of her vow of chastity and devotion to the goddess Artemis When Atalanta consents to race potential suitors on the condition that losers die and only the man to beat her will win her hand, Eros intercedes with his arrow of love More in this version than in others, Atalanta seems a strong female character with some control over her destiny, in spite of her Spinner retells the Greek legend of Atalanta, a royal born fosterling with athletic grace whose father and king orders her to marry in spite of her vow of chastity and devotion to the goddess Artemis When Atalanta consents to race potential suitors on the condition that losers die and only the man to beat her will win her hand, Eros intercedes with his arrow of love More in this version than in others, Atalanta seems a strong female character with some control over her destiny, in spite of her offerings to the goddess and the intervention of fate.Students studying Greek myth will recognize traditional elements such as prophecy, humans desiring to become godlike, and the punishment of prideful humans What makes Spinner s version stand out are her savory details that lend a tangible quality to the historical period The insertion of imagined conversations between the gods as they wager on the outcome of the human events they manipulate is unique and raises the story up a notch while adding a note of humor.A map, author s note about the various version of the story and a quick who s who of the key deities flesh out the background While this is not a replacement for Hamilton or Bullfinch, the freshness of this timeless story has appeal for teens today Pair with McLaren s Aphrodite s Blessing Atheneum, 2002 for an interesting comparison of two takes on the tale

  2. Set Set says:

    I love the story of Atlanta but I hate one particular ending and this book did not fail to provide the undesirable ending but it is easily forgiven because it was only two and a half pages I loved how in this version Atlanta made it very clear that woman are to be wary of the woods because drunk, homicidal, rapist Centaurs are on the loose And it was also very funny how Meleager spontaneously combusted right before Atlanta s face And I absolutely loved the dialogue between the deities and how I love the story of Atlanta but I hate one particular ending and this book did not fail to provide the undesirable ending but it is easily forgiven because it was only two and a half pages I loved how in this version Atlanta made it very clear that woman are to be wary of the woods because drunk, homicidal, rapist Centaurs are on the loose And it was also very funny how Meleager spontaneously combusted right before Atlanta s face And I absolutely loved the dialogue between the deities and how they would wager against each other

  3. ★ℕłℂØℓҾ★ (Nix) ★ℕłℂØℓҾ★ (Nix) says:

    I definitely used to like this book better when I was younger This reread left much to be desired The plot moves along much too quickly, although I still very much enjoyed the story And I definitely did not remember the ending, which too felt a bit thrown together and rushed.

  4. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Interesting retelling of the myth of Atalanta.

  5. Parul Parul says:

    I found it Took me literally hours of googlingI read this book ages ago but couldn t remember the name

  6. Katie Katie says:

    This was an OK adaptation of the myth of Atalanta Spinner didn t do much to leave her own unique mark on the tale, but it was told well The stakes didn t feel too high and I didn t really get a great sense of the major character s personalities, but it was a short book.The ending did take me by surprise I had forgotten about that.

  7. Mia Mia says:

    Exactly what I m looking for in a Greek myth book a detailed, fictional version of a classic story that doesn t stray from the original tale Loved it All I wish is that I could have gotten to know Hippomenes characterbefore the story ended Loved the twist at the end as well Overall, I m satisfied.

  8. Nicole Nicole says:

    Stephanie Spinner wrote a great book that made me feel like the Greek mythology she talked about was actually real Definately worth looking into.

  9. Debbie Debbie says:

    When her father abandoned her to die in the woods as an infant, Artemis sent a bear to nurse her Raised by the hunters who found her, Atalanta runs like the wind and can hit any target with her bow and arrow When she turns sixteen, her father, a cruel king, summons her back to his palace and demands that she wed and produce an heir Afraid to betray the vow of chastity she made to Artemis, she tells her father that she will only marry the man who can beat her in a race The losers will be put When her father abandoned her to die in the woods as an infant, Artemis sent a bear to nurse her Raised by the hunters who found her, Atalanta runs like the wind and can hit any target with her bow and arrow When she turns sixteen, her father, a cruel king, summons her back to his palace and demands that she wed and produce an heir Afraid to betray the vow of chastity she made to Artemis, she tells her father that she will only marry the man who can beat her in a race The losers will be put to death Many suitors try and fail, but when handsome Hippomenes comes to race, Atalanta is no longer sure she wants to win I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling Atalanta was a strong character and the verbal sparring between Artemis and Apollo made me laugh Also, that thing with the lions was new to me I ve read several versions of this story and never encountered that twist before

  10. Tessy Tessy says:

    This is a brilliant tale on the Greek myth of Atalanta, Greece s most renowned heroine With some witty banter between gods, but while staying true to the myth, this becomes a riveting tale, giving you a whole new love for the classic characters, and giving the famous names a personal touch.

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10 thoughts on “Quiver

  1. Beth Beth says:

    Spinner retells the Greek legend of Atalanta, a royal born fosterling with athletic grace whose father and king orders her to marry in spite of her vow of chastity and devotion to the goddess Artemis When Atalanta consents to race potential suitors on the condition that losers die and only the man to beat her will win her hand, Eros intercedes with his arrow of love More in this version than in others, Atalanta seems a strong female character with some control over her destiny, in spite of her Spinner retells the Greek legend of Atalanta, a royal born fosterling with athletic grace whose father and king orders her to marry in spite of her vow of chastity and devotion to the goddess Artemis When Atalanta consents to race potential suitors on the condition that losers die and only the man to beat her will win her hand, Eros intercedes with his arrow of love More in this version than in others, Atalanta seems a strong female character with some control over her destiny, in spite of her offerings to the goddess and the intervention of fate.Students studying Greek myth will recognize traditional elements such as prophecy, humans desiring to become godlike, and the punishment of prideful humans What makes Spinner s version stand out are her savory details that lend a tangible quality to the historical period The insertion of imagined conversations between the gods as they wager on the outcome of the human events they manipulate is unique and raises the story up a notch while adding a note of humor.A map, author s note about the various version of the story and a quick who s who of the key deities flesh out the background While this is not a replacement for Hamilton or Bullfinch, the freshness of this timeless story has appeal for teens today Pair with McLaren s Aphrodite s Blessing Atheneum, 2002 for an interesting comparison of two takes on the tale

  2. Set Set says:

    I love the story of Atlanta but I hate one particular ending and this book did not fail to provide the undesirable ending but it is easily forgiven because it was only two and a half pages I loved how in this version Atlanta made it very clear that woman are to be wary of the woods because drunk, homicidal, rapist Centaurs are on the loose And it was also very funny how Meleager spontaneously combusted right before Atlanta s face And I absolutely loved the dialogue between the deities and how I love the story of Atlanta but I hate one particular ending and this book did not fail to provide the undesirable ending but it is easily forgiven because it was only two and a half pages I loved how in this version Atlanta made it very clear that woman are to be wary of the woods because drunk, homicidal, rapist Centaurs are on the loose And it was also very funny how Meleager spontaneously combusted right before Atlanta s face And I absolutely loved the dialogue between the deities and how they would wager against each other

  3. ★ℕłℂØℓҾ★ (Nix) ★ℕłℂØℓҾ★ (Nix) says:

    I definitely used to like this book better when I was younger This reread left much to be desired The plot moves along much too quickly, although I still very much enjoyed the story And I definitely did not remember the ending, which too felt a bit thrown together and rushed.

  4. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Interesting retelling of the myth of Atalanta.

  5. Parul Parul says:

    I found it Took me literally hours of googlingI read this book ages ago but couldn t remember the name

  6. Katie Katie says:

    This was an OK adaptation of the myth of Atalanta Spinner didn t do much to leave her own unique mark on the tale, but it was told well The stakes didn t feel too high and I didn t really get a great sense of the major character s personalities, but it was a short book.The ending did take me by surprise I had forgotten about that.

  7. Mia Mia says:

    Exactly what I m looking for in a Greek myth book a detailed, fictional version of a classic story that doesn t stray from the original tale Loved it All I wish is that I could have gotten to know Hippomenes characterbefore the story ended Loved the twist at the end as well Overall, I m satisfied.

  8. Nicole Nicole says:

    Stephanie Spinner wrote a great book that made me feel like the Greek mythology she talked about was actually real Definately worth looking into.

  9. Debbie Debbie says:

    When her father abandoned her to die in the woods as an infant, Artemis sent a bear to nurse her Raised by the hunters who found her, Atalanta runs like the wind and can hit any target with her bow and arrow When she turns sixteen, her father, a cruel king, summons her back to his palace and demands that she wed and produce an heir Afraid to betray the vow of chastity she made to Artemis, she tells her father that she will only marry the man who can beat her in a race The losers will be put When her father abandoned her to die in the woods as an infant, Artemis sent a bear to nurse her Raised by the hunters who found her, Atalanta runs like the wind and can hit any target with her bow and arrow When she turns sixteen, her father, a cruel king, summons her back to his palace and demands that she wed and produce an heir Afraid to betray the vow of chastity she made to Artemis, she tells her father that she will only marry the man who can beat her in a race The losers will be put to death Many suitors try and fail, but when handsome Hippomenes comes to race, Atalanta is no longer sure she wants to win I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling Atalanta was a strong character and the verbal sparring between Artemis and Apollo made me laugh Also, that thing with the lions was new to me I ve read several versions of this story and never encountered that twist before

  10. Tessy Tessy says:

    This is a brilliant tale on the Greek myth of Atalanta, Greece s most renowned heroine With some witty banter between gods, but while staying true to the myth, this becomes a riveting tale, giving you a whole new love for the classic characters, and giving the famous names a personal touch.

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