The Very First Easter

The Very First Easter

by Frank Ordaz, Paul L. Maier


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ISBN-13: 9780570070535
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,303,761
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

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The Very First Easter 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
stcborromeo on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Ten-year-old Christopher yearns for stories that are real truth, not fiction. Remember, Mom? I don t like fairy tales anymore, Christopher said with a sigh. So Mom and Dad tell Christopher the story of the very first Easter, and the sorrow and joy of Jesus trial, death, and resurrection. Christopher learns important details about this miraculous event that help him understand the season s celebration. And he discovers his own special link to the very first Easter.
cgk More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect Easter story book for a child who is reading chapter books or beyond the fairy tale/myths stage of reading. The story is not graphic, but truthful and includes many abstract concepts that preschoolers will not understand. But the child preparing for First Penance or First Communion will find this a wonderful loving story of Christ.
BethBDarcy More than 1 year ago
I read this book to my kids and was very amazed at how much we enjoyed it. I wasn't sure how the author would describe the actual Easter story. It was longer than I expected but the story is so well written, using scripture verses and dialogue within a family to keep the story moving, I didn't mind reading all of it in one sitting. The artwork is beautiful and realistic yet appropriate for children of all ages. It tells the true story of the Crucifixion but is not too graphic for the youngest of listeners. I would think that all children would enjoy it but because of it's length and age of the boy in the story I think 8-12 is the targeted audience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a 'real' Easter book for the kids at Barnes and Noble. Found The Very First Easter by Paul L. Maier. I can't tell you how much my girls LOVE this book. The format is a Mom and Dad telling their son about Easter based on scripture. Both the writing and the illustrations are just excellent!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book clearly explains many aspects of the biblical Easter story that can be hard for modern children to understand -- such as why Jesus as an innocent man was killed as if he were a criminal, and why one set of people were cheering him on on Palm Sunday and yet a few days later others wanted him killed. Another plus to this book are the outstanding illustrations. I highly recommend this book for kids 6 and older.