Children's Illustrated Jewish Bibleby Eric Thomas (Illustrator), DK Publishing, Laaren Brown Hort (Retold by), Lenny Hort (Retold by)
In this fully revised edition of DK's classic Children's Illustrated Jewish Bible, more than 70 of the greatest stories from the Bible are retold for young readers. All-new text by Jewish authors Laaren Brown and Lenny Hort tells the stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the Exodus, the Ten Commandments, Samson, Ruth and Naomi, Solomon, Daniel, and many, many more. Lavish illustrations by Eric Thomas add to the rich experience, while maps plus glowing full-color photographs of places and artifacts help children understand biblical events in historical context. A bonus audio CD, featuring read-alongs of sixteen best-loved stories, is perfect for bedtime or any time.
Filled with the spirit of Jewish tradition, The Children's Illustrated Jewish Bible captures the richness and power of the greatest Bible stories while making them accessible to children everywhere.
Gr 1-6- This is indeed a Jewish Bible, written by Jewish authors, and successful in its inclusion of many popular stories retold in a lively, child-friendly style. Realistic and colorful pencil-drawn illustrations add to the telling, and as a treat for curious minds, the small photographs on the sidebars are really interesting. Readers can get a quick idea of what lentil stew probably looked like ("Esau and Jacob"), the ancient gift of a nose ring ("Isaac and Rebekah"), or archaeological ruins such as the present-day remains of Hezekiah's Tunnel. A corresponding Hebrew translation of each chapter heading opposite the English titles helps authenticate this as a Jewish Bible. The volume would be most appropriate for family use due to the addition of a professionally produced story CD encased in a plastic sleeve within the front cover, which is engagingly read by a pleasant-voiced narrator.-Lisa Silverman, Sinai Temple Library, Los AngelesCopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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- 8.87(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.75(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
About the authors: Laaren Brown has worked as an editor and writer for more than twenty years. Her previous book is DK Biography: Nelson Mandela. Her husband, Lenny Hort, is the author of many books for children and served as the editorial consultant on the Shabbat, Passover, and Hanukkah titles in DK's My First Board Book series. They live in northern New Jersey.
About the religious consultants: Cantor Diane Dorf is a respected religious educator. Rabbi Steven Morgen is the associate rabbi of Congregation Beth Yeshurun. They live in Houston, Texas.
About the illustrator: Eric Thomas, a teacher of graphics, print, and illustration, has worked as a freelance illustrator for the BBC and The Times of London.
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