Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth New by Jessie Burton (author) and Olivia Lomenech Gill (illustrator)

Suitable for 13 - 18 years

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‘Easily my read of the year. Sheer perfection from start to finish’ – Catherine Doyle

‘A beautiful and profound retelling’ – Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE and THE SONG OF ACHILLES

‘Utterly transporting … This dynamic feminist retelling is illustrated with stunning, polychromatic power’ – Guardian Books of the Year

A dazzling, feminist retelling of Greek myth from the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist, stunningly illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.

Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the gods, Medusa has little company except the snakes that adorn her head instead of hair. But when a charmed, beautiful boy called Perseus arrives on the island, her lonely existence is disrupted with the force of a supernova, unleashing desire, love and betrayal…

Filled with glorious full-colour illustrations by award-winning Olivia Lomenech Gill, this astonishing retelling of Greek myth is perfect for readers of Circe and The Silence of the Girls. Illuminating the girl behind the legend, it brings alive Medusa for a new generation.

’... a must read for women of all ages’ – Red Magazine ’... stole my heart from its first fierce lines’ – Mary Watson ‘A beautiful and compassionate retelling that gives the serpent-headed monster of myth a powerful and haunting humanity’ – Jennifer Saint ’... an impressive addition to the shelves of feminist retellings, balancing rage with beautiful storytelling’ – Irish Times ‘It’s an ideal gift for teenage girls finding their voice and their power’ – Stylist ‘Gift ideas for the book lovers in your life’

Product Details

Catalogue number

8281 in Schools Catalogue 2024–25






Bloomsbury YA

Date published

October 7th, 2021

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.7; Upper years; 5.0 points

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  • 224 pages



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