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A lyrical, captivating retelling of the biblical redemption story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith.

Air. Water. Earth. Fire. Critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins paints a sweeping picture of the biblical redemption story in this luminous, lyrical picture book. At the beginning of all things, Creator uses the four elements to make humans. When creation falls into chaos—resulting in greed, war, and devastation—Redeemer comes to fix the mess, using air, water, earth, and fire to rebuild what has been broken. Ultimately, at the end of all things, Restorer arrives, bringing lasting peace to all creation and healing to the earth. Through expansive, lyrical text from Mitali Perkins and stunning illustrations by Kevin and Kristen Howdeshell, this thought-provoking work of art invites readers to ponder their own relationship to nature and the Divine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506482842
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 09/20/2022
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD420L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mitali Perkins is an award-winning author of novels and picture books for young readers, including You Bring the Distant Near; Forward Me Back to You; Rickshaw Girl; and Bamboo People, among others. Her books have been nominated for the National Book Award, have won the South Asia Book Award, and have been listed as Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and School Library Journal. Born in Kolkata, India, Perkins has lived in India, Ghana, Cameroon, Great Britain, Mexico, Bangladesh, Thailand, and the United States (Massachusetts, New York, and California). Perkins's work is known for strong characters who cross all kinds of borders, seek community, and promote justice. She and her husband have two sons and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kevin Howdeshell is one half of The Brave Union, a small illustration studio in Kansas City, MO. After studying animation at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kevin partnered with his now wife, Kristen, to illustrate various projects from packaging, poster design, editorial illustration, and dozens of children's books.

Kristen Howdeshell is an illustrator and one half of the Brave Union, based out of Kansas City, Missouri. Working with her husband Kevin, the two have collaborated since 2008 creating art for a variety of projects including packaging, movie posters, album artwork, and dozens of children's books.

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