The Legend of the Easter Egg

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Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story about Thomas and Lucy takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. When his older sister Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has -- and what he can do for...
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Overview

Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story about Thomas and Lucy takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. When his older sister Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has -- and what he can do for his sister.

While preparing for Easter in his small prairie town, Thomas hears the story of the resurrection of Jesus and discovers the meaning of new life through the symbolism of the Easter egg. Includes an information page about the traditions and symbols of Lent and Easter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310722717
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 1/27/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 363,290
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Walburg is a freelance editor, a writer for the NIrV Kid's Devotional Bible, and the author of The Legend of the Easter Egg. She lives with her family in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

James Bernardin graduated from the Art Center College of Designing Pasadena, California, and was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators. In addition to the best-selling The Legend of the Candy Cane, other books he has illustrated include The Legend of the Easter Egg. He lives with his family in Washington state.

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One April morning, a boy and his sister go outside to gather eggs. "Let's pretend we're hunting Easter eggs," Lucy says. "What are Easter eggs?" Thomas wonders.
In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. When his older sister, Lucy, falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has—and what he can do about his sister's illness.
Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death—and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life.
From the darkness of Good Friday to the light and life of Easter, this beautiful story will remind Christians everywhere that because of Christ's sacrifice and resurrection, we too will conquer death and receive the glorious gift of eternal life.

Author Biography: Lori Walburg attended Dordt College and graduated from Calvin College and the University of Iowa. Formerly a senior editor at Zondervan, she is now a writer, freelance editor, and mother. She lives with her husband and daughter in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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