And God Created Squash: How the World Beganby Martha Whitmore Hickman, Abby Levine (Editor), Giuliano Ferri (Illustrator)
Martha Hickman's retelling of the Creation makes a familiar story as fresh and entrancing as an emerging world. Giuliano Ferri's playful paintings are inspired by wonder as he imagines a newborn earth, its varied inhabitants, and their infinitely loving Creator.
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And God Created Squash
How The World Began
By Martha Whitmore Hickman, Giuliano Ferri
ALBERT WHITMAN & CompanyCopyright © 1993 Martha Whitmore Hickman
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In the beginning was God.
Nothing but God.
Then it was as though God took a deep breath ...
and held it ...
and let it go.
And there was the universe!
"So far, so good!" God said.
At first, the universe was all darkness and swirling water. No shape to anything. Nothing belonging anywhere.
God looked out over all the darkness and water. "I'd like something to go with the darkness," God said. "How about ... light?
"Good idea," God thought. And God made light.
So now there was light as well as darkness. "I'll call the light 'day,'" God said. "And I'll call the darkness 'night.' That's good," God said.
Then God said, "I'll divide the water and put some up above, for rain and snow and hail, and some down below, for oceans and lakes and rivers and ponds and puddles at the edges of sidewalks—if I decide to have sidewalks."
So there was water up above and water down below. "And in between the water above and the water below, I'll put the sky," God said.
Then God collected the water under the sky in great, deep oceans—except for a little God saved for lakes and rivers and ponds. And where the water had been was now ... land. "I'll call the land 'Earth,'" God said.
"Earth," God said again, and liked the sound of it.
God put an ear down to the earth, but there wasn't much happening. "I'd like to hear something growing," God said.
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