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Title:
Love one another : the last days of Jesus
Author:
Thompson, Lauren.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Recalls how Jesus taught people to love, how he was crucified for his teachings, and how his resurrection brought hope to the world.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
370 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 2 Quiz: 27837 Guided reading level: L.
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ISBN:
9780590318303
Format :
Book

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Recalls how Jesus taught people to love, how he was crucified for his teachings, and how his resurrection brought hope to the world.


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Booklist Review

Ages 6^-8. To present the story of Jesus' crucifixion in an engaging and fresh form is daunting, but Thompson is up to the task. She states in her preface her desire to reveal both the best and worst in human nature, and stresses that though the story is one of pain, it also offers hope. As she relates the final events of Jesus' life, she uses simple, unadorned language to convey Jesus' message of love and forgiveness. Uyehara's primitive-style oil paintings, which capture both the spirit of the book and the event, portray individuals with large eyes and huge expressive hands. Their somber, rich tones of red, brown, and blue grow darker as events unfold, from Jesus' teachings and his arrival in Jerusalem to his arrest, the Last Supper, his trial and execution, and finally his burial, resurrection, and appearance to the disciples. The image of Jesus dead--a full-page spread of his head and arm extended on the cross--is stunning. A powerful collaboration. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Although the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection of Jesus are among the most difficult events of Christianity to interpret to children, the author deals with this portion of his life in an effective, simple, straightforward way. Thompson emphasizes Jesus's radical teaching about God and love and the offense taken by the temple priests over his assumption of this authority. The details of Holy Week are briefly described. The positive ending, as the tomb is emptied and Jesus appears to his despondent disciples, stresses his universal message of peace, love, and forgiveness. The book is appropriate for non-Christian readers, as no mention is made of Jesus's divinity or the exclusivity of Christianity. Yet, the uniqueness of his extraordinary charisma and inclusive love for others is recognized. The text has a fine read-aloud rhythm, while the sentences are short enough and the vocabulary familiar enough for early readers as well. The oil-on-canvas illustrations, with a sweep and agitation reminiscent of van Gogh, are almost overpowering with their bold lines, gleaming stained-glass colors, and dramatic movement across the double-page spreads. The flat, foreshortened, distorted figures with their large, almond-shaped eyes and expressive faces are exciting and moving. Blood, pain, and sorrow are all depicted vividly, but they are part of Jesus's story, with all its horror and hope.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.