On That Easter Morning

On That Easter Morning

by Mary Joslin, Helen Cann
     
 

The events of the first Easter are simply and movingly told in this gorgeous book. The text, closely based on a range of passages from the Bible, retells the key events in the Holy Week and Easter. The astonishing events, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Jesus’ rising from the tomb, are revealed in the modern and breathtaking illustrations. Perfect

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The events of the first Easter are simply and movingly told in this gorgeous book. The text, closely based on a range of passages from the Bible, retells the key events in the Holy Week and Easter. The astonishing events, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Jesus’ rising from the tomb, are revealed in the modern and breathtaking illustrations. Perfect for any Easter basket.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This attractive retelling of the Easter story mirrors this team's On That Christmas Night (Good Bks, 2005). In straightforward prose, the author relates the events leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection, beginning with Jesus's triumphant arrival into Jerusalem. Each spread is devoted to a key scene. Joslin incorporates dialogue and descriptive imagery about the setting, such as the jingling coins in the temple and the "hundred flickering lamps" that illuminate the faces of Jesus's accusers, to bring the story to life. Interesting details about the culture of the time also enrich the writing. The inspirational narrative highlights Jesus's actions and his lessons of love and forgiveness, touching only briefly on the role of his disciples. The graceful illustrations, which are framed by decorative borders, reflect the emotions elicited by each scene through the expressive faces of the biblical figures and the color palette. One slight drawback, however, is the placement of the text within the framed illustrations, because the typeface does not stand out against some of the darker shades. Overall, though, this pleasing celebration of the New Testament story is a fine addition to most collections.-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Joslin and Cann team up again for their second collaboration, this time examining the story of Easter using the same format and style of their previous work, On That Christmas Night. The narrative text is based on passages from all the Gospels of the New Testament, retelling the Biblical stories surrounding Easter in simple language that will be accessible to children in the early elementary grades. The narrative in this version concludes with Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene on Easter morning, rather than continuing on with the rest of the resurrection saga. Christ's crucifixion is handled delicately in both text and illustrations, with one page showing Christ carrying the cross, and the facing page showing the three crosses at a distance on the hill at Calvary. Cann's attractive, polished paintings use lots of patterns in clothing and page borders, and she makes an effort to include women and children whenever possible. The volume's design incorporates the text blocks into the illustrations at the top of each page, allowing more room for the pictures to tell the story. (Nonfiction. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561485178
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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