The Easter Swallows

The Easter Swallows

by Vicki Howie, Paola Bertolini Grudina

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Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
The story of Easter as told through the eyes of two swallows in Jerusalem makes a charming addition to any families' Easter traditions. The two swallows, busy building a nest to lay eggs in, are witness' to Jesus' triumphal entry into the city and watch as he and his disciples partake in the last supper and the arrest of Jesus in Gethsemane. The author is careful to portray each event in such a way that children will not be distressed at the events and is equally careful to keep different religious views from coloring different aspects of the story. The illustrations are colorful and portray the swallows witnessing each event and expressing appropriate emotions at what they see, though the birds' dialogue is a bit awkward at times and makes it difficult to follow the story. While the high points of the story are given appropriate consideration, several events of the crucifixion and resurrection are only mentioned in passing or skipped entirely.

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Pauline Books & Media
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3 - 6 Years

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