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Mythology

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Bull

Written by:

David Elliott

Published:

March 28, 2017

Publisher:

HMH Books for Young Readers

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Summary

SEE THE STORY OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR

IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

 

Minos thought he could

Pull a fast one

On me,

Poseidon!

God of the Sea!

But I’m the last one

On whom you

Should try such a thing.

The nerve of that guy.

The balls. The audacity.

I AM THE OCEAN!

I got capacity!

Depths! Darkness! Delphic power!

So his sweet little plan

Went big-time sour

And his wife had a son

Born with horns and a muzzle

Who ended up

In an underground puzzle.

What is it with you mortals?

You just can’t seem to learn:

If you play with fire, babies,

You’re gonna get burned.

  

Much like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in Hamilton, the New York Times best-selling author David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. A rough, rowdy, and darkly comedic young adult retelling in verse, Bull will have readers reevaluating one of mythology's most infamous monsters. 

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