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Everlasting stories : a family Bible treasury
Rock, Lois, 1953-
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Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
223 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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BS550.3 .R63 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BS550.3 .R63 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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This beautifully illustrated anthology is the perfect way for families to introduce their children to the classic stories of the Bible. An inspiring collection of one hundred tales, from both the Old and New Testament, this treasury celebrates the universal themes of love, compassion and understanding. Christina Balits stunning illustrations illuminate this perfect family gift to give or receive.

Author Notes

Lois Rock is the author of more than twenty books for children, including "O Wonder Why", published by Chronicle Books. She lives in Oxfordshire, England.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. This big, rich collection of biblical selections includes stories from the Old Testament, up to the book of Esther, and from the four Gospels and the first chapters of the Book of Acts in the New Testament. Rock recasts the biblical texts in a simple and direct, yet dignified language that simplifies without losing the essence of each story. Balit's stylized watercolor-and-gouache paintings, reminiscent of ancient Near Eastern art, appear in clever layouts on every page and add to the book's vitality. An index references the Bible chapters from which the stories are taken. Also included is a listing of people from the Bible, briefly telling who they were and citing the books and chapters of the Bible where they are mentioned. A good source that blows some fresh air into the sometimes musty realm of Bible stories. --Todd Morning

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-6-A bright, appealing collection of 100 stories with full-color, stunning illustrations and borders on every page. Rock's introduction explains the diverse array of narratives (mysterious, joyous, perplexing, miraculous, sad) and describes the flow of stories, beginning with the Creation, through Abraham, to Jesus, and the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophesies. Balit, bringing a Middle Eastern background to her art, uses bold colors and ornamentation to add drama to each illustration. Her characters are powerful, angry, fearful, and brave. Quotations are taken from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Good News translation, and the Jerusalem Bible. Readable and appealing, with good balance of tales (66 Old Testament stories, 34 New Testament), this is a fine collection for public libraries and Christian schools and homes.-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.