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Title:
Easter : with words from the Authorized Version of the King James Bible
Author:
French, Fiona.
Uniform Title:
Bible. Gospels. English. Authorized. Selections. 2002.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
Text from the King James Bible and stained-glass illustrations depict the story of the last week of Jesus' life, his crucifixion, and his rising from the dead.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.6 0.5 57385.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780066239293
Format :
Book

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With words from the Gospels of the King James Bible and luminous artwork inspired by England's glorious stained-glass cathedral windows, this beautiful book celebrates the story of Easter.

In twelve radiant panoramas, Kate Greenaway medalist Fiona French re-creates the complete Easter story -- beginning with Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the last supper, the crucifixion, the resurrection, and Jesus' appearance to the disciples, and culminating with his ascension into heaven.

This is the stunning sequel to Fiona French's stained-glass re-creation of the Nativity in Bethlehem.


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Booklist Review

Ages 5-8. A companion volume to French's Christmas story, Bethlehem (2001), this picture book tells the Easter story, from Christ's entry into Jerusalem to his betrayal, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension into Heaven. The words are taken from the King James Version of the Gospels (mainly St. Matthew); however, a great deal has been edited out. As in the previous book, the double-page spreads glow with color. Inspired by stained-glass windows, the striking illustrations feature heavy black lines defining medieval-style designs of figures, faces, and patterns. Though the relative complexity of the Easter story makes it a problematic choice for editing down to a brief text, adults looking for a simple, dignified version of the story to read aloud to children will find this beautifully illustrated picture book an appealing choice. --Carolyn Phelan


Publisher's Weekly Review

As she did in her Christmas book, Bethlehem, French takes the stained glass windows of English cathedrals as inspiration for her radiant artwork, which accompanies text extracted from the King James Bible. Beginning with Jesus' ride to Jerusalem through crowds of palm-waving followers, French employs an intricate painting style that mimics the leading, shimmering color variance and composition of medieval stained glass. While matching the dignity of the text, her scenes also convey, via their expressive design, a sense of warmth, freedom and movement that children will find especially appealing. The selected Bible passages flow easily from one to the next, keeping the story of the Passion succinct and accessible for young readers (though some of the phrasing may require further explanation). Particularly memorable images include the disciples netting a multitude of wriggling fish on the sea of Tiberias, a stark, gray Jesus nailed to the cross and, fittingly, a gloriously bright, swirling depiction of Jesus being joyfully "carried up into heaven." A beauty. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-Spectacular spreads inspired by the stained-glass windows of English cathedrals are the focal point of this abbreviated version of Jesus's last days. Swirling scenes in incandescent jewel tones and bold black lines illustrate excerpts from the King James Version of the Bible, which are selected highlights rather than a continuous narrative. Among those included are the Last Supper, Judas's betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane, Simon of Cyrene helping to bear the cross, the Crucifixion, the breakfast on the shore of the Sea of Tiberius, and the Ascension. The figures have expressive, individualized faces, some of which are cruel and frightening, and others devastated with pain and sorrow. The grayish-white crucified Jesus oozes ribbons of blood from his hands, feet, and side. The effect is intense and dramatic. A great deal of adult help in interpretation will be necessary for an understanding of this text, as well as a background in the teachings of Christianity.-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.