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Be Patient, Pandora! (Mini Myths)

Mini Myths

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When Pandora is warned by her mother not to open a box, her spirited curiosity trumps her obedience. Pandora harmlessly touches the box, innocently leans on the box, and eventually, albeit accidentally, bursts the box open! The cupcakes that were hidden inside are ruined, except for one last vestige, which Pandora presents in the hope that her mother still loves her. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively narrative to Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text. Includes a summary of the original Pandora’s Box myth at the end.

Also available in the Mini Myths series: Don't Get Lost, Odysseus and Good Job, Athena!

Praise for Mini-Myths: Be Patient, Pandora!
"These adorable volumes feature the title characters learning important life lessons with slight allusions to their Greek mythology counterparts."
--School Library Journal

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 11, 2014 – In one of two titles launching the Mini Myths series, Goddess Girls author Holub presents less a retelling of the story of Pandora than a modern (and entirely delightful) twist on it. Instructed by her mother not to open a neatly wrapped box, Pandora grins mischievously at readers. "I am not opening the box. I am only touching it." Luckily, after bouncing on the box causes it to fly open, it isn't the evils of the world that pour out. Patricelli's preschool-age Pandora couldn't be cuter, and an endnote explains the original myth in greater detail. Genuinely funny and sweet. Simultaneously available: Play Nice, Hercules! Ages 1 3. Author's agent: Liza Pulitzer Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House.


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Be Patient, Pandora! (Mini Myths)
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
  • Published: Sep 16, 2014
  • Publisher: ABRAMS
  • Seller: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • Print Length: 24 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Mini Myths
  • Version: 3.0
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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