Atalanta And The Arcadian Beast
Authors : Jane Yolen, Robert J. Harris
Publisher : Harpercollins Children's Books
Published Year : 2003
Format : Hardcover - Hardcover, 245 pages
Subject : Fiction - Adventure, Adventurers & Heroes, Greek & Roman Mythology
Dimensions : 5.76 (w) x 8.57 (h) x 0.89 (d)
ISBN : 006029454x
ISBN13 : 9780060294540
A wild girl
with a mysterious past
When her adopted father is slain by a strange beast, Atalanta is determined to take care of herself. She is happy in the forest with only her friend Urso -- a giant bear -- for company. She wants nothing to do with the world of men.
But the ferocious creature that killed her father is still out there, and Atalanta can't resist the opportunity to hunt it down, even if that means she has to join forces with a group of hunters to do so. Atalanta must prove that she is as strong and brave as any of the others, as they search together for the deadly Arcadian Beast.
Twelve-year-old Atalanta discovers a home and friendship with a bear, misunderstanding from town-dwellers, and grudging respect from the great hunter Orion, as together they pursue mysterious creature that killed her father.