Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz audiobook

Amber and Clay

By Laura Amy Schlitz
Read by Rachel Botchan  and Tom Picasso

Recorded Books Inc. 9781536201222

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781501949203

  • ISBN: 9781665050210

Runtime: 10.88 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Newbery Medal–winning author of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! gives readers a virtuoso performance in verse in this profoundly original epic pitched just right for fans of poetry, history, mythology, and fantasy.

Welcome to ancient Greece as only genius storyteller Laura Amy Schlitz can conjure it. In a warlike land of wind and sunlight, “ringed by a restless sea,” live Rhaskos and Melisto, spiritual twins with little in common beyond the violent and mysterious forces that dictate their lives. A Thracian slave in a Greek household, Rhaskos is as common as clay, a stable boy worth less than a donkey, much less a horse. Wrenched from his mother at a tender age, he nurtures in secret, aided by Socrates, his passions for art and philosophy. Melisto is a spoiled aristocrat, a girl as precious as amber but willful and wild. She’ll marry and be tamed—the curse of all highborn girls—but risk her life for a season first to serve Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

Bound by destiny, Melisto and Rhaskos—Amber and Clay—never meet in the flesh. By the time they do, one of them is a ghost. But the thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses. It takes an army of snarky gods and fearsome goddesses, slaves and masters, mothers and philosophers to help shape their story into a gorgeously distilled, symphonic tour de force.

Blending verse, prose, and illustrated archaeological “artifacts,” this is a tale that vividly transcends time, an indelible reminder of the power of language to illuminate the over- and underworlds of human history.

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Author Bio: Laura Amy Schlitz

Author Bio: Laura Amy Schlitz

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village; the Newbery Honor Book and bestseller Splendors and Glooms; the Scott O’Dell Award winner The Hired Girl; the chapter book The Night Fairy; and other critically acclaimed books for young readers. She is a teacher as well as a writer in Maryland.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.88
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English