Bull

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544610606

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About the Author

David Elliott is a New York Times best-selling children's author. His most recent titles include On the Wing, Nobody's Perfect, and The Orq books. Born in Ohio, David currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife and a three-footed dog. www.davidelliottbooks.com

Reviews

"Beautifully clever."--Weekend Edition Saturday

β˜… "Razor-sharp rhyme schemes and sly, vicious humor make Bull a bawdy yet sophisticated romp, a literary feast fit for the gods." - Shelf Awareness, starred review

β˜… "Elliott contemporizes the ancient story of blackmail, betrayal, and revenge with humor, poignancy, and profanity . . . . the personalities and voices Elliott brings to these mythical characters make this powerful and engrossing book a genre of its own." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

β˜… "...Elliott's clever verse version of the classical story of the Minotaur: its title, Bull, is topically and colloquially apt." --Horn Book, starred review

β˜… "There's nothing half-blooded or Disneyfied in David Elliott's energetic, multi- voiced verse novel retelling . . . . Brief, useful notes explain both the liberties taken with the myth and choices of form for each character. Nods to Hamilton are inevitable, but whether or not Lin-Manuel Miranda had anything to do with inspiring what we hope will be a trend of transforming old stories into hip-hop gold, all readers and educators can say at this point is keep 'em coming." --Bulletin, starred review

β˜… "Elliott's absolutely magnetic rhythms will wake up any high school class, and the book could also work as a play. Irresistible, slick, and sharp (no bull!)--with plenty of bull to dissect." --Kirkus, starred review

β˜… "This striking reexamination of the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur [is] a conceit that easily could have floundered; in Elliott's capable hands, it soars."
-- Booklist, starred review

"Elliott's contemporary take on the classic myth incorporates modern slang, profanity, and a bawdy sense of humor into an accessible, highly entertaining, and original novel... Recommended for most large collections, particularly those in need of engaging interpretations of classic myths." --School Library Journal

"It's rude, it's crude, and it's a whole bunch of fun."--BookPage

"David Elliott's Bull does for mythology what Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton has done for U.S. history. Teens of all genders and reading levels will devour this salty, quick-witted retelling and the timely truth of this story: It takes a god to make a boy into a beast, but it is us humans who turn him into a monster. I loved this book." --Allan Wolf, author of The Watch That Ends the Night and New Found Land

"Stunning, explosive, and brilliantly-crafted. BULL is a perfect addition to the new canon of classics." --Liz Wright, Brazo Books

"Dark, disturbing, and devastatingly good." --Elana K. Arnold, author of Infandous and Sacred

"What an extraordinary book! Saucy and thoroughly modern, Bull feels both ageless and of our time, and is, above all, a bracing, unforgettable read." --Jane Brox, author of Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light

"The voices in this poem--as much hip hop as epic--taunt in a spirit that is at once modern ghetto and ancient philosopher. As a lover of the Greek tales, I'm so grateful for this dizzying ride." --Donna Jo Napoli, author of Sirena, Bound, and Beast

"Irreverent and witty, the book is a fantastic labyrinth of its own, with new turns and twists that deliver us to the wisdom at its center." --Kyoko Mori, author of One Bird and Shizuko's Daughter

"A remix told in striking and affecting verse, BULL offers a modern, haunting look at this story of power, lust, love, and revenge" --Sara Grochowski, Brilliant Books

"An entirely refreshing twist on the indelicate undercurrents of Greek Mythology, BULL will inspire today's readers to rediscover the classics." --Sara Hines, Eight Cousins Books