Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Quicksilver By: Stephanie Spinner

This is the story of Hermes. The messenger of the gods.  It tells from his perspective what it was like to be the one that Zeus, his father, turned to to make things right in the world and to care for others in the god's world.  It told a few stories about times when Hermes was called on to run some errands.  Like the time he had to rescue Demeter's daughter from the clutches of the underworld. To the time he had to help rid the world of Medusa. 

This was a fun book. It was just an interesting perspective on the ways the gods behaved and who they leaned on to run their errands. Hermes seemed like a great character, because he seemed to always try to help his father and to do what was asked of him.  It would be perfect to add to a study of the Greek gods, or just for some fun reading.  Perfect for sixth grade and up.

I borrowed this from the public library.
ISBN: 0-375-82638-6

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