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by Donna Jo Napoli

  • Author: Donna Jo Napoli
  • ISBN: 0385901208
  • ISBN13: 978-0385901208
  • ePub: 1310 kb | FB2: 1640 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Fairy Tales Folk Tales & Myths
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books (May 13, 2003)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 585
  • Format: lrf rtf mbr lit
The Great God Pan ePub download

Donna Jo Napoli is famous for her retellings of fairytales; from Rapunzel ("Zel"), Rumplestiltskin ("Spinners" . I find The Great God Pan entrancing, magical and absolutely incredible. I cried halfway through it and continued till hours afterward.

Donna Jo Napoli is famous for her retellings of fairytales; from Rapunzel ("Zel"), Rumplestiltskin ("Spinners") and Hansel and Gretel ("The Magic Circle"), but she's also done a couple of Greek myths as well: "Sirena", and this, "The Great God Pan".

Donna Jo Napoli (born February 28, 1948) is an American writer of. .The Great God Pan, 2003, 2005 (Paperback) Delacorte Press. Breath, 2003, 2005 (Paperback) Simon & Schuster.

Donna Jo Napoli (born February 28, 1948) is an American writer of children's and young adult fiction, as well as a prominent linguist.

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The Great God Pan book. Pan is captivated by the young princess. Set against a landscape of myth and legend, Napoli's latest tale is a love story wrought with sincere emotion and all that is great about the Gods.

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Donna Jo Napoli liberally illustrates this idea in this riveting tale which takes us back to a time when gods and goddesses ruled the earth

Donna Jo Napoli liberally illustrates this idea in this riveting tale which takes us back to a time when gods and goddesses ruled the earth. Donna Jo Napoli has given a three dimensional quality to this charming story in which Pan, the god of the forest plays the central role. If you have read anything by Donna Jo Napoli, you would already know how she takes old legends and faerie tales and makes them sparking with new life and love.

A serious job for a little angel The Little Angel of Responsibility has a hard time finishing what she starts. She?s been working on the same knitting project for weeks. Melkorka is a princess, the first daughter of a magnificent kingdom in mediæval Ireland - but all of this is lost the day she is kidnapped and taken aboard a marauding slave ship. Thrown into a world that she has never known, alongside people that her former country's laws regarded as less than human, Melkorka is forced to learn quickly how to survive.

Pan, both goat and god, is a curious being who roams nature searching, wondering, and frolicking with maenads and satyrs. He plays melodies on his reed flute, wooing animals to listen. He is a creature of mystery and delight. One day in his travels, Pan meets Iphigenia, a human raised as the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. Pan is captivated by the young princess. Set against a landscape of myth and legend, Napoli’s latest tale is a love story wrought with sincere emotion and all that is great about the Gods.From the Hardcover edition.
caif
I stumbled across this book while looking for some new pictures to post of my beloved satyr god. It wasn't a purchase I regret.

The story is absolutely beautiful even if there are minor contradictions to the actual mythology. It tells the story of Pan's love for Iphigenia.

Told through Pan's eyes, the reader is shown how many of the most notable events in the Great God's life came to happen, which will give lovers and followers of our carefree god, a new look at him and a much deeper understanding about who he is.

The story nearly broke my heart, but it is a story I will read over and over again.

I would recommend this book to any lover of Mythology, any follower of Pan, and any lover of true love.

I give this book 5 of 5 pentacles
Quashant
Great book to add to the collection easy to read to children or for children to read of all ages
Kirizan
Exquisite story of love, sacrifice, and destiny. Beautifully written, poetic and heartbreaking.
Fearlesssinger
Donna Jo Napoli is famous for her retellings of fairytales; from Rapunzel ("Zel"), Rumplestiltskin ("Spinners") and Hansel and Gretel ("The Magic Circle"), but she's also done a couple of Greek myths as well: "Sirena", and this, "The Great God Pan". Taking inspiration from two mythological mysteries: the fate of Iphigenia (the king's daughter sacrificed in order to ensure safe passage to Troy) and the goat-legged god Pan (of whom Plutarch wrote: "the great god Pan is dead!") Napoli attempts to fill in the gaps in the stories.

Here Pan is presented as an innocent and carefree young god, who adores his father Hermes but whose mother is a mystery. He is happy roaming the countryside and sporadically spending time with the gods, till his life changes forever. He meets the young princess Iphigenia and cannot seem to get her out of his mind - especially when he begins to hear foreboding prophesies about her.

Napoli weaves in other myths, giving them her own personal touch: the story of the nymph Syrinx and the origins of the syrinx instrument, the death of the healer Asclepius and of Orion, and the musical tournament between Pan and Apollo. Told in rich descriptive language, Napoli tells a bittersweet tale about these two individuals, which fits in well with her established canon of retold tales. To be honest, it's a little forgettable, and quite nearly as good as some of her other books, but is an interesting enough read for a rainy day and a particularly good book for those wanting to read up on their Greek mythology. Napoli tells a sympathetic story without taking away the inherent darkness and mischievousness found in many of the tales (something that other authors often do), and - as was her goal - fleshes out the lives of both Pan and Iphigenia.
Akinozuru
If you have read anything by Donna Jo Napoli, you would already know how she takes old legends and faerie tales and makes them sparking with new life and love. This is definitely an example of her ability to do so, although not one of my most favorite works by her, it is a very absorbing tale, rich with detail, lust, and the suspicion of unrequited love. Here, the heart-breaking tale of the half-goat, half-god, Pan is brought to life. Pan has always been happy. He is loved by both the gods and the goddesses, satisfied with frolicking about with the myaids of the wood which he lives in. His father is Hermes, of the winged slippers, Hermes, who guides the dead to Hades, his mother, a nymph whom he has never met, who abandoned him with his father at birth. Pan is joy. Pan is playful. "Perfect Pan" say the maiyads. "Pan of panic" says his father. Pan is happy, yes. Until he meets Igphenia. Igphenia is daughter of a king and queen, only she is really the daughter of Helen, of Troy. Igphenia, who knows as much about herbs and plants, if not more, than Pan himself. Igphenia, who is a mortal. "Never fall in love with a mortal," the goddesses tell him. "There is too much pain." Yes, Pan's story is one of pain. He meets her in a field, where they talk about herbs, sharing new remedies with each other. And then she goes, back to her mother and father, and he cannot stop thinking about her. And later, after another accidental meeting, he is even more infuatuated with her. In his mind he denies that he is in love with her, in his mind and his mouth, yet he is. Pan of Pain. In the end, he proves his love, his deep love, more than a simple infuatuation, when he makes his ultimate sacrifice for her. This is a lovely book with a horribly sad ending, an ending that will stay with you long after you read the last words.
Mr.Death
i have to admit, like all of Donna Jo Nappoli's books, she takes my breath away. on some of the latest comments i cannot agree.

honestly, this is one of the top three (in my opinion the other two are Sirena and Beast) As someone who has had a passion for disney, fantasy, mythology and fairy tales, i am at a shortage of words to describe what this small book did to me. I am 17 yrs old; and i can honestly say if you are a fan of this authors work, this book must be read despite other comments. I find The Great God Pan entrancing, magical and absolutely incredible. I cried halfway through it and continued till hours afterward.

I highly recommend it for those who like stories with plots and intelligent details with stomach butterflies.

PLEASE READ IT!!!!
Rleyistr
this is a tale of love between the Great God Pan...
dear lovers of mythology,
... and Iphigenia, who was sacrificed by the Greeks to appease the gods so that they would bring up the winds needed to sail to Troy. We've only read two of Donna Jo Napoli's books so far, this one and Sirena, but they were both wonderful retellings of ancient myths (in this case both greek myths). She is definitely worth reading.
kyela,
the silver elves
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