The Story of Antigone
By Ali Smith
A small girl's fight against male authority
"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 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.
Cover illustration by Laura Paoletti
Published 24 October 2013
Pushkin Children's Special Format