Cover image for Jesus
Title:
Jesus
Author:
Wildsmith, Brian.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 430 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 54634.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.2 2 Quiz: 27308 Guided reading level: L.
ISBN:
9780802852120
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In this stunning picture book, Brian Wildsmith portrays the life of Jesus of Nazareth in a series of powerful scenes, framed by gold. After beginning with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and the visit of the shepherds and wise men, Wildsmith shows Jesus youth in Nazareth, his baptism and temptation, and his teaching and miracles. Finally, Wildsmith depicts Jesus entry into Jerusalem, his death on the cross, and his resurrection and ascension.


Author Notes

Brian Wildsmith was born on January 22, 1930. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London for three years. He later taught maths at the Royal Military School of Music but left so that he could pursue painting.

He began working with Oxford University Press in the late 1950s when he was commissioned to illustrate 12 color plates for Tales from the Arabian Nights. He wrote and illustrated more than 80 books during his lifetime including A Christmas Story, Cat on the Mat, and ABC, which won the Kate Greenaway Medal. He died on August 31, 2016 at the age of 86.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Wildsmith, who has written several Bible stories, now turns his attention to the story of Jesus. Using pieces from the four Gospels, he fashions a narrative that hits the high points of Jesus' life, including the nativity story, the flight to Egypt, Jesus' baptism, the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, the raising of Lazarus, and Jesus' death and resurrection. Wildsmith's pictures are framed in windowlike arches, set against backgrounds of pure colors. As with his other works, gold embellishments add majesty. In places the text seems like a simple recitation of events, and some of the line work has a tentative feel. Still, this is an attractive offering, and libraries that own Wildsmith's Exodus (1999) and Joseph (1998) will probably want this as well. --Ilene Cooper


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