School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 1 Up Chaikin's dignified text and Mikolaycak's magnificent bold illustrations make this a treasure for all ages and religions. Exodus relates the stories of Moses, the ten plagues, and the wanderings of the Israelites in the desert until the Ten Commandments are received. The language flows smoothly and is accessible to young readers. The text and the use of white space are masterfully incorporated into the design of each page. Each sweeping double-page spread is framed in a rust earth tone, bringing to mind a desert setting, with the illustrations extending beyond the borders, giving a larger-than-life flow to each scene. Golden highlights predominate in the detailed mosaics and jeweled patterns in the Egyptian scenes and as the flames symbolizing God in the desert. Appended is a map of ``the probable route of the Exodus'' and the names and symbols of the 12 tribes of Israel. This book would make a good companion to Warwick Hutton's Moses in the Bulrushes (Macmillan, 1986). The Chaikin/Mikolaycak collaboration is a superb blend of text and illustration, yielding a book well worthy of the subject matter. Micki S. Nevett, Temple Beth Emeth Library, Albany, N.Y.
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