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"The story of Martin Luther and his role in sparking the Protestant Reformation is given an interactive retelling in this beautiful and sturdy pop-up book. From Luther's decision to become a monk to his 95 theses, history jumps off the page through the vibrant, colorful illustrations of renowned artist and paper engineer Agostino Traini. Full of surprising details, this book will have kids coming back again and again to learn about this fascinating chapter in the history of the Christian faith. Published in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Life of Martin Luther is also an excellent gift for anyone with an interest in the history of the Christian church.
Scholars disagree on some aspects of Martin Luther's biography. In this book for children, we've chosen to tell the popular version of Luther's life story, while also drawing on the expertise of historians.""
A useful choice for Sunday school and one-on-one reading at home"" - School Library Journal
""Traini's cheerful cartooning keeps the mood upbeat, even when Luther's beliefs caused him trouble."" - Publishers Weekly"
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 10 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Do you love pop-up books? I’m a little obsessed with them. I bought our son his first pop-up book as soon as I saw two pink lines. They are magical! Open one up and before you even begin reading the story you’ve captivated your audience. Appearance & Quality The first words out of my daughter’s mouth were, “I like all the colors on the trees.” I hadn’t even opened The Life of Martin Luther and she had already taken an interest. The cover draws the eye, followed by the POP! of the first page. Paper engineering provides depth (3 1/2″) and drama to the opening scene of Luther in a lightning storm. Little hands are going to want to touch these pages, so it’s good to note here that the pages are about the thickness of a dime. Our collection has a few pop-up books which have been brought back to life with tape and the quality construction will probably give this book more of a fighting chance. Content Luther’s life and ministry are portrayed in 7 scenes accompanied by 7 concise paragraphs. He makes a promise in the storm, keeps his promise and discovers good news (we are saved by faith alone), posts his 95 theses, stands before Rome, hides away, goes to print, and inspires future Christians. This memorable little book would be a great addition to your home library or a Sunday School classroom. It’s a great resource for explaining who Martin Luther was and how his ideas changed the church, especially as we prepare to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (October 31st, 2017). I received this book at no cost from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”