In this beautiful book, award-winning author and storyteller Celia Barker Lottridge provides a powerful retelling of the events in Jesus' life and the stories he told, focusing not on interpretation but on the stories themselves as they might have been heard in Jesus' own time. The gospel accounts of the life of Jesus are a cornerstone of Western culture as well as being important religious texts. These stories will make young readers familiar with a vital part of their cultural heritage -- essential background for reading the books, for looking at the art and for listening to the music of the West.
Celia Lottridge's spare and eloquent retelling is complemented by Linda Wolfsgruber's stunning illustrations that reflect a deep familiarity with the Bible and the rich artistic iconography that has developed over the past two millennia.
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.Linda Wolfsgruber is a world-renowned artist who has exhibited her work throughout Europe and in the United States and Japan. She has won many awards, including the Austrian Children's and Juvenile Book Award for Illustration (four times) and the Golden Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, and she has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her striking illustrations appear in many books, including Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer, Stories from the Life of Jesus, Brunhilda and the Ring and A daisy is a daisy is a daisy. She lives in Vienna.
In this exceptional collection, a renowned storyteller has compiled key episodes from the life and teachings of Jesus. Each selection is enhanced by dramatic and atmospheric, mixed-media illustrations that are executed in warm earth tones.
...an important cultural book about the first Christian...Lottridge's spare style [is] illuminated by Wolfsgruber's beautiful illustrations.
... refreshing... it gives the best representation of stories of women.
[An] accessible and entertaining collection...ideal for reading aloud and sharing with the family or a group.
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