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The Story of Antigone

The Story of Antigone

Published: 5 Nov 2015

Paperback / softback, 100 pages

Recommended for age 9+ and 11+

By Ali Smith

Illustrated by Laura Paoletti

Published by Pushkin Children's Books

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"The crow crossed the sky, slow-beating her wings. Beat, beat, beat. It was night, not yet morning, and her feathers were so black that she coasted the air invisible above the city wall."Thus begins Ali Smith's masterful retelling of Sophocles' tragedy about a young Theban princess, who decides to bury her dishonoured brother Polynices against King Creon's express orders - with heart-breaking consequences.

Vividly told and wonderfully illustrated, Smith's Antigone is the perfect introduction to Greek tragedy for any reader, young or old.

Tagged ancient Greeks