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Except instead of wax and feathers, I'm patched together with glitter glue, writing morsels and cups of hot tea. Struck by a blaze of new story lightning, I'm going down.
That's a good thing, right? ...Right?
Muttering at walls, scribbling "Words are my wings!" on sticky notes, covered in ink smudges, I'm delightedly doomed. But not too doomed to help with peg dolls. Indeed! And Ancient Greek peggies at that. Athena, patron of wisdom, and arts and crafts!
She's an owl lady. Aphrodite, patron of love.
Posiedon. Sea guy. And that's his trident.
Hera, wife of Zeus, patron of marriage. Peacock lady. Also compared to a cow in some circles. Now you know. Parthenon? Ruler. Cardboard. Scissors. Tape. White glue.
And now for the drum-roll, please... we'd like to announce a winner! A hearty thanks to all of you who entered Margaret Bloom's Making Peg Dolls giveaway, and thank you to Margaret for the fantastic blog tour. Our winner is... Barb Davis-Pyles. Congratulations, Barb!
I hope you will all go out and find this beautiful book. You are going to LOVE it. And did you know SACRED DIRT has a facebook page? "Like it" to get posts on the beautiful mess of artsy writing, daily dirt, and parenting sent directly to your facebook feed.
Ancient Greece on the page:
Greek Myths For Young Children, by Heather Amery, ill. Linda Edwards Explore Ancient Greece! Greek Myths - Ann Turnbull, ill. by Sarah Young A Gift From Zeus - Jeanne Steig, ill. by William Steig The Adventures of Odysseus, by Hugh Lupton, Daniel Morden, ill. by Christina Balit Aesop's Fables - Lisbeth Zwerger