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Daniel in the lions' den
Auld, Mary.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, 1999.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 26 cm.
Retells the Old Testament story of Daniel's unswerving faith in God, even in a den of lions.
Reading Level:
600 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.8 3 Quiz: 19415.
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BS580.D2 A95 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BS580.D2 A95 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BS580.D2 A95 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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- Useful word section- "What Do You Think?" section designed to encourage the reader to consider the story's religious significance- "About This Story" section gives readers historical background information

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-4, younger for reading aloud. Each of these books in the Bible Stories series retells a tale from the Old Testament, illustrates it, and follows up with four pages of historical and biblical background information, a glossary, a map, and questions for thought and discussion. Daniel explains how a Jew rose to prominence in the Persian court. It then recounts how Daniel's devotion to God seemed to condemn him to death, but instead led to the deaths of his enemies and the conversion of King Darius and his people. After explaining how the Children of Israel came to live enslaved in Egypt, Moses tells of the leader's birth and follows his life through his conversation with God. In the end, Moses sets out for Egypt to free his people. Clearly and succinctly told, the stories retain their essential dignity and drama. Each double-page spread includes a large, full-color illustrations. Richly colored and subtly shaded, these paintings are composed with an eye for dramatic effect in narrative as well as decorative elements. Other new books in the series are Joseph and His Brothers (0-531-14515-8) and The Story of Jonah (0-531-14517-4). --Carolyn Phelan

Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-These retellings of Bible stories follow the original closely. The language is easy to understand and the text is inviting for children to read themselves. Attractively designed, the books feature bright, realistic watercolor illustrations on lots of white space and characters that look to be Middle Eastern. The art captures the emotions and the period. Moses ends with the "Burning Bush" and before the "Exodus" but the other two books tell the stories in their entirety. Notes give further information and discussion questions. Adequate selections for the beginning-to-read set.-Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.