Author(s): Ali Smith
"The crow crossed the sky, slow-beating her wings. Beat, beat, beat. It was night, not yet morning, and her feathers were so black that she coasted the air invisible above the city wall." Thus begins Ali Smith's masterful retelling of Sophocles' tragedy about a young Theban princess, who decides to bury her dishonoured brother Polynices against King Creon's express orders - with heart-breaking consequences. Vividly told and wonderfully illustrated, Smith's Antigone is the perfect introduction to Greek tragedy for any reader, young or old.
Brilliantly told... beautiful Observer Amazing Daily Telegraph Vivid, accessible Metro A bloody but beautiful retelling which will be enjoyed as much by adults as by children Booktrust Wonderfully tender... a stunning achievement Teach First It's a delight to read and only gets better with each rereading, of which children - and adults too - will certainly want many New Welsh Review Praise for the Save the Story series: 'All the titles in this Save the Story library are gorgeously stylish - attention has been paid not just to the clarity of the written word but also to the importance of illustration and design' Marcus Sedgwick, Guardian 'Perfect for readers old, young or in-between' Huffington Post 'Brilliant' TBK Magazine 'Marvellously written... engrossing... beautifully constructed to make gifts to be treasured for Christmas' Fluxlings
Ali Smith is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer. Her novels include The Accidental, There but for the and, most recently, How to Be Both, winner of the 2014 Costa Novel Award. She was born in Scotland and now lives in Cambridge.