Animals of the Bible

Animals of the Bible

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by Dorothy P. Lathrop
     
 

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Dorothy P. Lathrop's ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE first introduced children to the most memorable animals of the Old and New Testaments over sixty years ago, and her extraordinary book was awarded the very first Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children.

Now, in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Caldecott Medal and of its first

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Dorothy P. Lathrop's ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE first introduced children to the most memorable animals of the Old and New Testaments over sixty years ago, and her extraordinary book was awarded the very first Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children.

Now, in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Caldecott Medal and of its first recipient, this special edition of ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE celebrates Lathrop's award-winning collection of some of the most beautiful and appealing stories in the Bible. Dorothy Lathrop's richly detailed black-and-white drawings of the creation, Noah's ark, Daniel's lions, Jonah's "great fish", the animals around the Christmas manger, and many others bring the Bible's most fascinating animals vividly to life. A glorious tribute to a great tradition in children's literature, this special anniversary edition will be a keepsake to treasure for years to come.

This book was planned by Helen Dean Fish, who selected the accompanying texts from the King James Bible.

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Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Detailed black and white illustrations of animals accompany Bible text in this 60th anniversary edition of the Caldecott Medal's first recipient. This approach to Bible learning focuses on the importance of animals in both Old and New Testament stories. It succeeds wonderfully as a way to draw children into learning about the Bible because of their fascination and attachment to animals. The illustrations, which are lovingly rendered, clearly show an understanding of the natural world and of the Bible. The book begins with the story of creation and ends with the "Peaceable Kingdom" passage from the Book of Isaiah. Some particularly notable illustrations include Daniel's lions, Noah's Ark, the ravens feeding Elijah and the Christmas manger scene. 1998 (orig. copyright

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397300471
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1937
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Helen Dean Fish was both author and editor of many popular anthologies and picture books for children.

Dorothy Lathrop began illustrating children's books in 1919, and was awarded the first Randolph Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible in 1938. She went on to win the Eyre Medal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1941.

Helen Dean Fish was both author and editor of many popular anthologies and picture books for children.

Dorothy Lathrop began illustrating children's books in 1919, and was awarded the first Randolph Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible in 1938. She went on to win the Eyre Medal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1941.

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