Cupid by Julius Lester audiobook

Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire

By Julius Lester
Read by Stephen McKinley Henderson

Listening Library (Audio) 9780152064044
5.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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When Cupid takes aim–duck! Cupid is the god of love and a tireless maker of mischief. When he breaks out his bow and quiver, nobody’s safe. Sleepless nights, embarrassing poetry, nausea . . . What could be more fun? Only, perhaps, seeing the god of love humbled with a little heartache of his own. With healthy doses of wit and wisdom, Julius Lester’s disarming narrator leads us through the tale of Cupid and Psyche–and helps us navigate our own treacherous passions.

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Summary

Summary

When Cupid takes aim–duck! Cupid is the god of love and a tireless maker of mischief. When he breaks out his bow and quiver, nobody’s safe. Sleepless nights, embarrassing poetry, nausea . . . What could be more fun? Only, perhaps, seeing the god of love humbled with a little heartache of his own. With healthy doses of wit and wisdom, Julius Lester’s disarming narrator leads us through the tale of Cupid and Psyche–and helps us navigate our own treacherous passions.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lester again proves his versatility as a writer with a fresh and funny take on classical mythology in his new novel…Readers of the classic tales will find the familiar elements all here—the tests, the journey, trickery, divine intervention, and the groupings of three—but they will delight in the contemporary updates and Lester's witty commentary throughout.” VOYA
“For fans of romance and mythology, this is highly entertaining. Lester casts the two protagonists as adolescents coming of age through the trials and ultimate triumph of their love.” Publishers Weekly
“[Readers] will sink into the beautifully imagined ancient world, the erotic romance, and the insights into how love happens.” Booklist
“The style is humorous and promises a new and clever version of the myth.” School Library Journal
“This retelling of the Cupid and Psyche myth is told by a witty, wordy, and knowledgeable storyteller. As the storyteller meanders among the gods and goddesses of Olympus, the reader is given insight and interpretation in humorous and contemporary allusions…This is certainly a terrific novel to include in the study of mythology, but it is enjoyable in its own right as a look at human nature and how we fall in love.” Kliatt

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Author

Author Bio: Julius Lester

Author Bio: Julius Lester

Julius Lester is the Newbery Honor–winning author of more than twenty books for young readers. He lives in western Massachusetts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.62
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English