Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
I Am Pan!

I Am Pan!

Mordicai Gerstein

Roaring Brook Press

I Am Pan!

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Mischievous from the moment he emerges howling and screeching from his mother's womb, Pan, god of the wild, creates pandemonium wherever he goes. Noise and confusion follow him as he steals arrows from Artemis, conceives panic, tricks the moon into falling in love with him, and saves the world from the monster, Typhon. With panache and a wicked pair of horns, Pan spreads chaos and laughter on the way to becoming Mount Olympus's most lovable pest.

From Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, comes an irresistible picture book about Greek mythology's wildest, wackiest god. Gerstein's high-spirited paintings and rollicking sense of humor create an accessible introduction to an unforgettably vivacious hero.

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Praise for I Am Pan!

"If ever there was a god of fun, here he is . . . no mythtake." -Kirkus, starred review

"Tons of humor, whimsy, and action on every page. An irresistible introduction to the god and to Greek mythology in general." -School Library Journal, starred review

"Laughs come fast and frequently. . . It's every bit the wild and woolly "autobiography" that a chaotic spirit like Pan deserves."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Gerstein artfully re-creates not only the finger-in-a-light-socket energy of a spirited child but the way that young kids tell stories: abrupt, arbitrary, and rich with action." -The Horn Book, starred review

"A strong addition even to the bulging mythology collections, as well as a good readaloud choice for any young listeners who delight in chaos." -BCCB

"Caldecott artist Mordicai Gerstein takes delightful liberties with stories of the Greek god Pan in this effervescent picture book." -Shelf Awareness

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About the author

Mordicai Gerstein

Mordicai Gerstein was born in in Los Angeles, California, where he attended Chouinard Art Institute. He then went to New York City and worked at designing and directing animated films for television and met the writer, Elizabeth Levy, with whom he created the Something Queer is Going On series of mystery picture books. This experience inspired him to write and illustrate over forty of his own books, several of which have been named New York Times Notable and Best Illustrated Books. He received the 2004 Caldecott Medal for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. Mordicai lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Susan.

Mordicai Gerstein

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