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Consider the Lilies: Plants of the Bible by John Paterson, Anne Ophelia Dowden

An exploration of the symbolic significance of the numerous trees, plants, flowers, and fruits of the Bible, illustrated with an array of exquisite paintings by Anne Ophelia Dowden, one of the world's most distinguished botanical artists. Bible passages are followed by full-color paintings and a description of the plants and their use in biblical times. A Horn Book Fanfare book originally published in 1986, Consider the Lilies is now reissued in paperback format as a companion book to Images of God, also by John and Katherine Paterson, and published in hardcover this spring by Clarion. A dove bearing a sprig of olive in her beak, a vine loaded with sweet purple grapes . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395888285
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/01/1998
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Katherine Paterson's international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the U.S. and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, she was the 1998 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and was recently given the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts by her home state of Vermont. Her latest novel for Clarion was The Same Stuff as Stars.
She lives in Barre, Vermont, where part of this story takes place.
Katherine Paterson is the recipient of the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which celebrates her life's work.

Anne Ophelia Dowden is considered one of the world's foremost botanical illustrators. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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