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Hand of Apollo, The

Author(s): Coatsworth, Elizabeth [Jane] Pages: 77
Publisher: Viking Date of Publication: 1965
Reading Level: childrenÕs (grades 5-7) Genre:
Setting: Corinth, Delos, Alexandria Period: ca. 146 BC (Code: 4b)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Òrecreation of the world of a Greek boy [Dion]who has lost everything in RomeÕs sack of Corinth, and who escapes to Delos and finally to Alexandria, to serve Apollo as a poet.Ó (Ridington)
Unique Qualities:
Rating: ÒThis story is notable for its atmosphereÓ (Ridington)
Review By:
Review In: BkRevDig 1966, pp. 228-9 - reviews range from Òbeautiful & sensitiveÓ to Òwooden characters moving jerkily thru a contrived & sentimental plotÓ (LibJour 91:414, Jan 15, 1966 - F Seacord)

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