From the Archives: On the Sixth day of Christmas Vacation

December 27th, 2012 • Kate

Six Geese A-LayingDaphne said to me, “It’s Saturday The Day After Boxing Day! But I’m posting anyway. Why? Because I’m freaking awesome, and it’s the only way I’ll get through Twelve Days of Christmas in two weeks.”

So, I have a question for the group. Can you give me some examples of multiple books based on the same myth or legend? Like, novels based on the story of Helen of Troy, or Cinderella. I’m picking your brains here, folks. A MODERN UPDATE: I know I read several manuscripts that dealt with the Persephone myth, but I don’t recall if many of them were published.

Sound off in the comments!

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2 Responses to “From the Archives: On the Sixth day of Christmas Vacation”

  1. Danelle Says:

    Cinder and Ash are both Cinderella. I think Meg Cabot did a Persephone book a while back.

  2. Tamara Says:

    Quite a few on the Persephone myth were published. The Twilight Prisoner by Katherine Marsh Abandon by Meg Cabot, Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman, The Goddess Test by Aimee Cater, Pomegranate Blues by Hilary Hujanen.

    I also think I heard Everneath by Brodi Ashton is loosely based on the Persephone myth–but I'm not sure about that one.

    It seems to be a really popular story!