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Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel

Retold from the Bible

by Celia Lottridge, illustrated by Gary Clement

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In this handsome companion volume to Stories from the Life of Jesus, Celia Barker Lottridge brings her gifts as an award-winning storyteller to the Jewish Bible. Today, when religion is both omnipresent and strangely absent from children's lives, this version of the Jewish Bible is presented to readers as a narrative of interest both for the compelling quality of the stories it tells as well as for the deep, resonant role it has played in Western culture. It aims to give children a greater understanding of their own cultural inheritance.

Award-winning illustrator Gary Clement is a sophisticated artist whose acquaintance with the iconographic roots of the stories has allowed him to situate the illustrations in historical tradition while bringing a freshness and vitality to them.

About the Authors

Celia Lottridge

Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed children's books, including Ticket to Curlew (winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award), Berta: A Remarkable Dog (nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, Horn Book starred review) and Stories from the Life of Jesus (Publishers Weekly starred review). She wrote Home Is Beyond the Mountains after hearing her mother's stories about growing up in Persia and after reading letter's written by Celia's aunt, Susan Shedd. Born in Iowa and raised in the United States, Celia now lives in Toronto.
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Gary Clement is a Governor General Award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many magazines, including the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, Toronto Life, Canadian Living, and OWL and chickaDEE magazines. Clement is the current daily political cartoonist for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed children's books, including Ticket to Curlew (winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award), Berta: A Remarkable Dog (nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, Horn Book starred review) and Stories from the Life of Jesus (Publishers Weekly starred review). She wrote Home Is Beyond the Mountains after hearing her mother's stories about growing up in Persia and after reading letter's written by Celia's aunt, Susan Shedd. Born in Iowa and raised in the United States, Celia now lives in Toronto.Gary Clement is an award-winning author and illustrator. He has won the Governor General’s Award (Illustration) for The Great Poochini and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award (Illustration) for Just Stay Put, and Oy, Feh, So by Cary Fagan. He has also illustrated A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas King and Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel by Celia Barker Lottridge. He is the editorial cartoonist for the National Post, and his work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Gary lives in Toronto where he regularly exhibits his drawings and paintings.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
0 to 100
Grade:
p to 17
Reading age:
0
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Commended, Booklist's Core Collection: Bible Stories for Youth
Editorial Reviews

...an excellent collection for children who haven't heard Bible stories before, and even for those who have.

— Toronto Star

...Stirring illustrations...

— Booklist

Lottridge...has achieved a sweet freshness in these retellings of 32 Bible tales...this collection commends itself by the combination of subtlety and simplicity in both words and pictures.

— School Library Journal

[Lottridge] delivers the tales with a seasoned sense of both wonder and matter-of-factness...

— National Post

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