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"The Puget Sound-based mother-and-daugther team of Katerina and Aegea Barclay has crafted an original myth celebrating Greek heritage that has become The Hand of Zeus..."
Greek American Magazine (PDF 265KB)

"When parents and their children engage in flights of the imagination (where do clouds come from? Where do whales sleep? Why do I have a bellybutton?) the creativity of make-believe answers are usually brilliant, but fleeting and soon forgotten. Not so for mother-daughter team Katerina and Aegea Barclay, who have dreamt up a charming tale of how the islands in the Aegean Sea were formed and why Greece is shaped like a hand. For five years, the Seattle-based duo developed their myth, turning it into a gorgeous, oversized picture book awash in rich colors and swirling designs. Inspired by their own Greek heritage, the Barclays have created a story full of magic, love and good prevailing over evil."

Reviewed by Christian Martin
Bellingham Weekly 12/2/04
Seattle, Washington

"...a vibrant book for children...simple, poetic, and reaches an archetypal sphere...An evocative tale...the ancient Greek worldview that all creation is alive from within imbues Katerina's paintings...It has simplicity and power"

Reviewed by Ina Gilles
Queen Anne News 8/11/04
Seattle, Washington
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